A Nova Scotia judge has given the go-ahead to a class-action lawsuit against Moncton-based cannabis producer OrganiGram. Wagner said Downton is one of thousands of purchasers who all have the same claim. (Image: Inda Intiar/Huddle), The Charlotte County Hospital Foundation Keeps Rural Healthcare Going, Office Vacancy Down In Fredericton and Saint John, But Up In Region Overall, decision by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeals, Notice of Application to the Supreme Court, Senior Software Engineer, Full-Stack — Hipcamp. In 2017, she told CBC News that adverse effects such as nausea and vomiting caused her to "lose eight months of her life.". See you at the top! Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. “This basically gives a free pass for people that are doing things unlawfully,” he said. A native New Yorker, he currently lives in Los Angeles. Downton, the representative client, is a Halifax patient who was prescribed medical marijuana for back pain in 2016. OrganiGram's organic certification was also suspended. Raymond Wagner, the lawyer leading the case, has applied for that permission on behalf of the class and is now waiting to hear if the court will take the case. Wagner said receiving certification is important, but there is still much more to be done in the case. Organigram said it wouldn’t comment on the case, which was … The company is reviewing the decision to determine whether it will appeal. On Thursday, OrganiGram's stock fell by nearly 3.1%, exceeding the decline of the wider equities market. "Organigram management does not anticipate that what remains of the class action (including the resolution thereof) will affect its business or operations in any material way," the company said in its press release updating the case. Wagner says the court’s threshold makes it almost impossible for people seeking damages related to a relatively new product to successfully win an argument. OrganiGram added that its insurance provider has appointed a lawyer to represent the company in the class-action suit. A class-action lawsuit against Moncton-based OrganiGram Inc. has been certified. On that basis, the class members will not be able to seek damages related to such effects. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. In a written statement, the company says it is reviewing the decision to determine whether it will appeal. Some of the pesticides found in Organigram’s cannabis are known to produce hydrogen cyanide when combusted (which happens when you smoke). If they lose their argument, or the Supreme Court doesn’t even agree to hear the case, the class can continue with the other part of its lawsuit and seek refunds for the tainted products its members bought. OrganiGram said in a statement to CBC News it "intends to vigorously defend itself.". Justice Ann E. Smith of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court released a 111-page decision on Jan. 18 certifying the suit and appointing Halifax patient Dawn Rae Downton as the representative plaintiff. "OrganiGram has already voluntarily reimbursed many of its customers for this recall via a comprehensive credit and refund program," the company said. "The first part relates to the refund, people bought something that was not what it was made out to be and so we want to return the funds that they had paid as anybody who purchased something, a good or a service, that is not up to snuff and, in this case, where it breached the regulations under the Health Canada regime on cannabis," Wagner said.