Cannabis Business Times
A class action lawsuit alleges thatDreamFields Brands Inc.and Med For America Inc., which “make, sell, and market the ‘Jeeter’ brand of ‘prerolls,’” have labeled products as having higher THC percentages than those products contain.
The law firmDovel & Lunerrepresents plaintiffs Jasper Centeno and Blake Wilson, who the complaint states both purchased mislabeled Jeeter products at California dispensaries.
The lawsuit refers toa report by industry publicationWeedWeekpublished in September, which states that two diamond-infused prerolls tested by the news outlet had “implied THC inflation” of 70% to 100% and 28% to 42%, respectively. These were two of nine prerolls tested by independent labs that have been vocal about the issue of potency inflation in the cannabis industry. Jeeter was one of two companies that agreed to a second test byWeedWeekand reimbursed its editor and publisher, Alex Halperin, for the cost of the products.
Via Bloomberg Law
Dreamfields Brands Inc. and Med for America Inc. “systematically” overstate the amount of THC in Jeeter-brand prerolled joints, two Californians say in a proposed class suit.
“Like other consumer products, cannabis must be truthfully and accurately labeled,” they say.
California regulations require cannabis products to state the amount of THC, either in milligrams or percentage terms. The actual amount in any individual product can’t vary from the declared amount by more than 10%, Jasper Centeno and Blake Wilson say in a suit filed Thursday in California Superior Court for Los Angeles County.
Jeeter products claim to have a very high-THC …
Dovel & Luner Press Release
Dovel and Luner Sues Jeeter for Mislabeled THC Content
SANTA MONICA – Dovel & Luner, a litigation boutique law firm, on Thursday filed a class action lawsuit against DreamFields Inc., and Med for America Inc., on behalf of California consumers who purchased cannabis products with inaccurate THC content labels.
The lawsuit alleges that Defendants, who make, sell, and market “Jeeter” brand cannabis products, overcharged consumers by illegally selling products whose THC content was substantially lower than the amounts listed on the label.
The Complaint, filed in the Superior Court of the State of California County of Los Angeles, alleges that DreamFields Inc. and Med for America Inc. violated the consumer protection laws of California, including California’s Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Law, among other violations.Jeeter-complaint-FINAL
The Complaint states, “consumers reasonably believe that they are receiving a product that has the THC content that is listed on the label. The Complaint alleges that the Jeeter products, however, substantially overstate the amount of actual THC in the product, sometimes by “70-100%.” “Consumers are willing to pay more for cannabis products with higher THC content, and expect to pay less for cannabis products with lower THC content,” said Christin Cho of Dovel & Luner. “The Complaint alleges that by labeling its products with inflated THC numbers, Defendants are overcharging consumers. Plaintiffs brought this to protect California consumers to protect cannabis consumers from being overcharged.”
SOURCE Dovel & Luner, LLP
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