Cannibis Grower Hit With Suit Over Use of Fungicide

Two Colorado marijuana users have brought a putative class action against Livwell, Inc., a large cannabis grower and retailer, claiming that the company applied claiming a fungicide containing the chemical myclobutanil to its pot plants.  Although the fungicide is approved for use on certain edible agricultural products, the plaintiffs allege that, when heated with a cigarette lighter, breaks down into hydrogen cyanide, a poison. The plaintiffs claim that had Livwell disclosed its use of the fungicide, they would have paid “substantially less” for their pot. [10/6/15]