By Oregon Small Business Association Foundation
Although a cannabis giant has settled a majority of the federal lawsuits it faced over high THC content in Curaleaf Select CBD drops sold in Oregon, the company still faces a wrongful death lawsuit.
And the latest plaintiff to accept a $50,000 settlement offered to testify about the company’s “reckless behavior” in the lawsuit stemming from the October death of a 78-year-old Christmas Valley man.
In early January, Ayuba Agbonkhese accepted the settlement from Curaleaf, a Massachusetts-based company that operates in 23 states. Curaleaf purchased Oregon’s Select brand in early 2020 in a $400 million deal, according to the Portland Business Journal
Agbonkhese filed one of 13 lawsuits against Curaleaf, claiming ill effects from taking the drops manufactured by Portland’s Cura CS and sold in Oregon. Ten of those cases have been settled.
The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission is still investigating what Curaleaf described as a mix-up stemming from “unintentional human error.”
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