I am a medical marijuana patient with chronic pain. I consumed a marijuana brownie given to me by my local dispensary. I ended up in the emergency room with hallucinations. Does the dispensary bear any legal responsibility for their product? Thank you!
Yes they do. Any product offered to you that causes you harm could be the basis for a civil lawsuit against them. It would be no different than going to a pharmacy and getting double the prescribed amount of medication then prescribed causing you a medical emergency. Or maybe there was no warning on the medication. The pharmacy would be liable. So too is the dispensery. Get yourself a personal injury attorney.
In short, if the product you purchased was laced with something that was not appropriate for its intended use then the owner would be liable for your injuries. Have you suffered any ongoing negative effects since this incident?
If you would like to discuss this further, I am located in La Jolla and would be happy to speak with you.
Dear "La Jolla":
That's certainly a 'case of initial impression'. You might want to take a look at this article, coincidentally posted today on National Public Radio's website:
Apparently, the marijuana dispensaries are having problems obtaining liability insurance. You might be seeking a remedy from an uninsured Defendant.
Best of luck, both with the chronic pain and with your current claim.
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