“The problem is that when you’re harmed by something… somebody does something unlawful [like] putting chemicals in a product that causes you harm, and you can’t prove on a general causation point of view that that is the reason why you suffered… then you’re done,” he said. Organigram’s press release initially addresses the reimbursement issue with medical cannabis patients, but as you read on, you eventually learn the real reason why Organigram was reimbursing patients in the first place: “trace amounts” of myclobutanil, a pesticide banned by Health Canada, was found on the company’s medical cannabis betweenDecember 2016 and January 2017.
Organigram Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) issued a very brief announcement stating that the company was facing a lawsuit and that it was changing its newly launched Trailer Park Buds brand. Halifax’s Dawn Rae Downton represents the class, which is suing Organigram over pesticides found in some of the company’s products. OrganiGram added that its insurance provider has appointed a lawyer to represent the company in the class-action suit. In the case of Organigram, members of the class told the Nova Scotia Court of Appeals they suffered from nausea, gastrointestinal issues, breathing difficulty, and headaches after smoking the recalled cannabis. Insurance coverage may also cover some or all of any monetary damages associated with any resolution of this matter. He says the next step is a "common issues trial," where the merits of the allegations are adjudicated. "Organigram management does not anticipate that what remains of the class action (including the resolution thereof) will affect its business or operations in any material way," the company said in its press release updating the case. The company is reviewing the decision to determine whether it will appeal. The lawsuit will continue, albeit only seeking compensation for the money that customers spent on the cannabis in question. The class-action lawsuit came about after two large-scale recalls, in late 2016 and early 2017, of OrganiGram's medical cannabis produced between Feb. 1 and Dec. 16, 2016 after myclobutanil and/or bifenazate was detected. But the Nova Scotia court ultimately dismissed the argument, saying there was no way to know the pesticides specifically (and not just cannabis use in general) caused those symptoms because there are no studies looking at the effects of the specific pesticides found in Organigram’s products. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Eric has been writing about stocks and finance since the mid-1990s, when he lived in Prague, Czech Republic.
Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. In 2017, she told CBC News that adverse effects such as nausea and vomiting caused her to "lose eight months of her life.". The lawsuit was filed with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia on behalf of class members who purchased medical cannabis that was the subject of … As Wagner’s team argues in its Notice of Application to the Supreme Court: “Canadian law has no existing means of allocating the consequences of unknown risk. OrganiGram Inc., New Brunswick's largest licensed supplier of medical marijuana, is accused of making customers sick by supplying them with cannabis that was tainted with unapproved pesticides in 2016. Organigram said it wouldn’t comment on the case, which was … OrganiGram's organic certification was also suspended. A ruling by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has the effect of "significantly reducing the scope of the claim against the Company," in OrganiGram's words. Wagner says the court’s threshold makes it almost impossible for people seeking damages related to a relatively new product to successfully win an argument. Class action lawsuit against cannabis firm Organigram will proceed to trial in Nova Scotia Published January 22, 2019 A class action lawsuit targeting Canadian licensed medical marijuana grower Organigram has been approved to proceed to trial by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.
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