Insecticide Maker Sued Over Cannabis

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A class action lawsuit has been filed in Oregon against the manufacturer of an insecticide that was used on cannabis and was purported to be all-natural – but allegedly wasn’t.

Benjamin Efran has filed suit in Multnomah County Court against All In Enterprises over Guardian Mite Spray.

It was advertised to contain only “cinnamon oil, lemon grass oil, citric acid, yeast extract, sunflower lecithin, and water.” But a testing lab found that cannabis samples from growers who used the product contained a chemical pesticide, according to Courthouse News Service.

A spokesman for All In Enterprises didn’t deny culpability to the Oregonian newspaper, but said the company hadn’t realized it needed to identify all active ingredients in the spray on the label.

Efran is suing for class certification and damages for fraud, breach of warranty, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment and unfair business practices, the paper reported.

In January, the Oregon Department of Agriculture removed Guardian Mite Spray from its pesticides and cannabis “guidelist” – which lists the pesticides that are okay to use on marijuana – because it contained an ingredient that wasn’t listed on the label. The department said it was removing the product “out of an abundance of caution.”