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Defective and Dangerous Marijuana Being Sold to Consumers

Posted on in Personal Injury

California injury lawyer, California defect product attorneySeven states and Washington, D.C. have legalized marijuana. An additional 28 states now have medical marijuana laws. With these changes, a new cause of injury has become known: defective marijuana. It may sound strange today, but experts believe that in the future consumers will be injured more frequently by marijuana sold at dispensaries. In order for consumers to be compensated for their injuries from marijuana, they must file a type of lawsuit called a product liability suit against the retailers, wholesalers, distributors and/or manufacturers of the drug. Product liability lawsuits seek to hold parties responsible for putting defective products into the marketplace for public use.

First Marijuana Product Liability Case Filed

The first lawsuit of this kind was filed in Colorado in 2015. A consumer alleged that the marijuana he purchased was laced with a harmful fungicide that he ingested. He claimed he would never have purchased marijuana that used such potentially dangerous ingredients. The consumer argued that marijuana companies are cutting corners in order to more easily grow plants and to create a more potent product.

Part of marijuana’s popularity is due to its perceived naturalness. The latest trends in marijuana growing and producing have called that reputation into question. This is an especially important issue for people who are sick with chronic conditions and use marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Other Types of Potential Product Liability Case

The Colorado lawsuit is one of many types of product liability cases that may become more prevalent in years to come. Other types of product liability suits include claims for:

  • Physical injury following intoxication;
  • Physical injury due to long-term effects such as addiction;
  • Deceptive marketing;
  • Improper marketing such as marketing to minors; and
  • Failure to warn about marijuana side effects.

Contact a San Jose, CA Product Liability Attorney

The legal marijuana market is still in its infancy. Many believe that the industry needs to be watched closely as the laws continue to catch up with the innovation taking place. If you are concerned that a marijuana product you have used has jeopardized your health, you should have your case reviewed by a lawyer. Not only may it be possible for you to be compensated, but it will make the industry safer as a whole. Contact the San Jose product liability lawyers at Jachimowicz Law Group at 408-246-5500 to schedule your initial case evaluation.

 

Source:

https://www.bna.com/pot-product-liability-n57982082153/

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-marijuana-lawsuit-20151008-story.html

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