Organigram Medical Marijuana
Downton v. Organigram Inc., et al
Nova Scotia Supreme Court File: Hfx No. 460984
The motion to certify the lawsuit as a class action was heard on June 19 and 20, 2018.
The judge has reserved her decision and an update will be provided once the decision has been released.
Organigram Inc. is a supplier of certified organic cannabis (marijuana) with headquarters based in Moncton, New Brunswick. Organigram supplies thousands of Canadians with dried and oil-based medical marijuana and cannabis products. The company promotes itself as offering organic cannabis that is free of harmful chemical pesticides.
On December 28, 2016, Organigram issued a recall of a number of its products after five lots of cannabis tested positive for the presence of myclobutanil and/or bifenazate. These are pesticides that are not authorized for use on cannabis plants under the Pest Control Products Act. The levels of pesticides detected in the cannabis were higher than is allowed in consumer products. Organigram expanded the recall to include all cannabis and/or marijuana (either dried or in oil form) products produced between February 1, 2016 and December 16, 2016.
Wagners Law Firm filed a proposed class action on March 3, 2017, against Organigram Inc. and Organigram Holdings Inc. with respect to the presence of myclobutanil and/or bifenazate in its organic medical marijuana and cannabis products.
The lots that are the subject of the recalls may be found as a schedule at the end of the Notice of Action and Statement of Claim which was filed on March 3, 2017.
Health Canada has issued an alert advising consumers and users of the potential contamination and possible harmful health consequences associated with the cannabis products made by Organigram (http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/61750r-eng.php).
Wagners is registering individuals who wish to participate in the proposed class action against Organigram. If you or a loved one has purchased or consumed organic cannabis products produced by Organigram, you are welcome to visit the registration tab to obtain a copy of the registration form.
Update – March 6, 2017
On Friday, March 3, 2017, Wagners filed a Notice of Action and Statement of Claim with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court with respect to the proposed class proceeding against Organigram Inc. in relation to the presence of pesticides in its medical marijuana and cannabis products.
The Claim is available for viewing under the Court Documents tab.
The following documents concerning the class action which Wagners has filed as a result of the pesticides found to be present in organic medical marijuana sold by Organgiram are available for viewing in PDF format:
Wagners represents many individuals who purchased organic medical marijuana or cannabis products from Organigram of Moncton, New Brunswick which were exposed to pesticides and harmful additives.
If you, or a member of your family, purchased any lots of medical marijuana from Organigram which were subject to the recalls made by the company, you are eligible to be included as a Class Member in our proposed class action lawsuit.
To sign up and determine if you qualify, please fill out this registration form:
Pour vous inscrire et déterminer si vous êtes admissible, veuillez remplir ce formulaire d’inscription: