Dovel Luner, a litigation law firm, filed a lawsuit on behalf of Aaron Argueta from California, against the VO Leasing Corp., a cannabis company selling its products under the Presidential brand for false advertising, writes Green Market Report.
The same company sued Ironworks Collective and Stiizy for mislabeled THC content on December 7th in a very similar lawsuit.
The law requires that THC claimed to be present on a label must be within plus or minus 10.0% of the actual THC content of the product.
The court filing stated that if a product is 30% THC, the product must be between 27% and 33% THC. If the actual product contained only 25% THC but the THC content was listed at 30%, the label would be mislabeled and violated California regulations. The company uses Moon Rocks to make its products, according to the case. Moon rocks are flower buds that have been dipped in an extract like hash oil or shatter, then rolled in kief. The general consensus is that moon rocks hover around 50% THC, although the potency of each batch varies depending on how it is made and who produces it. The court filing states that independent laboratory testing uncovered that actual THC levels were much lower.
The Presidential Moon Rock Grape Mini Prerolls were listed as having 44.1% THC on the label. The actual THC content of the product was significantly lower, between 26 -- 28% THC, according to lab testing. The THC content was overstated by 36 - 39%, much more than the 10% margin of error allowed under the California regulations. The Presidential Moon Rock Tropical PrerollMoon Rock Tropical Preroll was listed as having 53.3% THC on the label. The actual THC content of the product was significantly lower between 23% and 24%, causing the THC content to be overstated by 53 -- 55% again, much more than the margin of error allowed under the California regulations.