Cannabis edibles maker Bhang settles potency lawsuit

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(A version of this story first appeared at Hemp Industry Daily.)

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against infused products manufacturer Bhang Corp. for allegedly misrepresenting the THC and CBD content of its chocolate products and breaching consumer-protection laws in California.

Plaintiff Charles Ballard said in a motion filed Friday in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California that “the lawsuit has been settled in its entirety as to all parties and all causes of action.”

Details of the settlement were not made public.

Ballard filed suit against Toronto-based Bhang Corp. in 2019, alleging that he purchased Bhang Medicinal Chocolate with “a specific quantity of THC and CBD” between 2016 and 2018 across Southern California.

Ballard later said he had an independent lab test the chocolate, and the results allegedly revealed that Bhang chocolate did not contain the amount of CBD advertised.

Ballard reached a partial settlement with Bhang in August, but an amended complaint had listed several other parties as defendants on the case, including Canadian marijuana company Origin House, which falls under the umbrella of cannabis products and brands company CannaRoyalty Corp.

Bhang trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol BHNG and on the U.S. over-the-counter markets as BHNGF.