This is reprinted from the website of Wagner Law in Halifax. Wagner Law has launched a class action suit against Organigram.
Mettrum Ltd. is a supplier of medical cannabis (marijuana) with headquarters based in Ontario. Mettrum supplies thousands of Canadians with dried and oil-based medical marijuana and cannabis products. Mettrum Ltd. was a subsidiary of Mettrum Health Corp., with both companies now owned by Canopy Growth Corporation.
In October of 2016, a Health Canada inspection at Mettrum facilities detected that cannabis plants were treated with a product containing pyrethrins, an undeclared pesticide not authorized for use on cannabis plants.
As a result, on or about November 1, 2016, Mettrum initiated a voluntary Type III recall for fifteen different types of its medical cannabis products, including one hundred and fifteen lots of dried marijuana and cannabis oil, sold between September 30, 2014 and October 21, 2016.
Health Canada performed further testing of Mettrum medical cannabis products, and discovered they contained myclobutanil, a fungicidal pesticide not authorized for use on cannabis or other products that might be consumed by smoking.
On or about December 1, 2016, Mettrum notified its customers of an expanded recall of three further dried medical cannabis product lots. Mettrum provided no reason for the expanded recall and made no mention of myclobutanil.
On or about January 9, 2017, Mettrum notified its customers of an expanded recall of five further different types of its dried cannabis and cannabis oil products. Mettrum provided no reason for the expanded recall and made no mention of myclobutanil.
On or about January 28, 2017, Mettrum notified its customers of yet another recall of a further twelve different types of its dried cannabis and cannabis oil products. Again, Mettrum provided no reason for the expanded recall and made no mention of myclobutanil.
Approximately one hundred and eighty-five lots of products produced between January 1, 2016 and November 17, 2016 have ultimately been recalled due to the presence of myclobutanil.
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 13, 2017.
Wagners is registering individuals who wish to participate in the proposed class action against Mettrum. If you or a loved one has purchased or consumed cannabis products produced and sold by Mettrum, you are welcome to visit the registration tab, or click here, to obtain a copy of the registration form.