Organigram Medical Marijuana

Downton v. Organigram Inc., et al
Nova Scotia Supreme Court File: Hfx No. 460984

Wagners commenced a class proceeding on behalf of individuals who purchased medical cannabis from lensed producer Organigram between February 1, 2016 and December 16, 2016. These lots of cannabis have been recalled due to the presence of prohibited pesticides myclobutanil and bifenazate. The recalled lots are listed at the conclusion of the Notice of Action and Statement of Claim filed on March 3, 2017.

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.

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Updates & Latest Developments

The Defendants have filed an appeal of certification, which will be heard at 2 p.m. on October 15, 2019 at the Court of Appeal in Halifax.

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has certified this proceeding as a class action. To view the certification decision and the issued court Order for Certification, please select the following links:

Order for Certification issued February 14, 2019

Certification Decision dated January 18, 2019

LINKS TO MEDIA

Class-action lawsuit against OrganiGram gets green light – CBC January 21, 2019

Class action against Moncton-based medical cannabis producer certified by Nova Scotia Supreme Court – Global January 21, 2019

Lawsuit against medical pot producer Organigram to go forward – Digital Journal January 22, 2019

Court OKs trial in OrganiGram class action – The Herald January 22, 2019

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 purchased from OrganiGram cannabis for medical purposes that has been the subject of a voluntary or involuntary recall as of February 14, 2019, please do not hesitate to contact us to be included in the class action.

Certification was granted on January 18, 2019.