Toronto law firm Roy O’Connor LLP issued a proposed class action lawsuit yesterday on behalf of proposed representative plaintiff Erin Christiansen of Thunder Bay against licensed medical cannabis producer Mettrum Ltd.
The lawsuit alleges that Mettrum used unauthorized pest control products in the production of some of its products between September 2014 and November 2016. The lawsuit also alleges that, while Mettrum recalled the products in question and the CEO of its parent Canopy Growth Corporation stated that the use of unregistered pest control products was “inexcusable,” Mettrum has failed to pay refunds to its customers for all of the marijuana products in question.
“Various individuals have clearly expressed their concern and disappointment over this situation and the recalls,” said lead counsel David F. O’Connor. “This proposed class action can provide those individuals with an efficient avenue to have their claims addressed in court.”
The lawsuit seeks millions in damages for the proposed class of individuals who purchased the affected products.
“I was disturbed to learn that unapproved pest control products were used on Mettrum’s medical marijuana plants,” said Christiansen. “If I had known there was a risk that Mettrum’s plants had been treated with an unapproved pesticide, I would never have purchased their products.”