Collective action launched against the SQDC

Collective action launched against the SQDC
Collective action launched against the SQDC

A class action lawsuit has been launched against the Société québécoise du Cannabis (SQDC), which is accused of not having provided a description that includes the characteristics and technical specifications of products sold online, forcing consumers to make blind shopping.

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The class action request, launched on behalf of Gabriel Bélanger, alleges that cannabis products that are sold online and which have the mention “rotating variety” in their descriptive sheet do not comply with the Consumer Protection Act.

The latter provides that consumers must have access to a description which includes technical characteristics and specifications.

“By not allowing you to know what variety is in the product when ordering, the SQDC forces consumers to have to make blind purchases,” declared the SGF Group (Legal Advisors and Cannabis Consultants), which hopes that the Superior Court will authorize the class action to complete all the steps leading to a trial.

The class action is brought for the benefit of all individuals who have purchased cannabis in the “dried flower” and “pre-rolled” categories whose variety displayed on the SQDC website is “rotating variety” since the October 17, 2018.

“The SQDC, a state corporation, appears to us to be violating its own Consumer Protection Act and it appears abnormal to us that cannabis consumers in Quebec are forced to make blind purchases when they buy cannabis on the only legal site for the sale of cannabis in the province,” declared Me Maxime Guérin, lawyer for the SGF Group.

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