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  • Lawsuit alleges rampant potency inflation at Jeeter
  • Boston-area union files complaint against Trulieve

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SCOOP: Lawsuit alleges “systematic” potency inflation at Jeeter

A potential class action suit alleges that the makers of Jeeter prerolls defraud customers by “systematically” overstating the THC content of their products. The suit, filed Thursday in California court, cites WeedWeek reporting which found widespread potency inflation in tests of seven leading California preroll brands, including Jeeter. The defendants didn’t respond to a request

Desert Hot Springs (Riverside Co.)-based defendants Dreamfields Brands and Med For America, “have a direct financial incentive to overstate the THC content of their products,” the suit claims. Filed on behalf of two California plaintiffs by LA-based firm Dovel & Luner LLP, it alleges, “If defendants told the truth they would have had…”

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UFCW files complaint against Trulieve in Mass.

A Massachusetts union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that Trulieve has interfered with employee’s rights to organize at a Framingham, Mass. dispensary.

 The charges, brought by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445, and denied by Trulieve, include claims from this month that the company

  • Interrogated employees about union activities
  • Mandated anti-union meetings
  • Requested employees to call police on union organizers
  • Fired a pro-union employee 

Aidan Coffey, organizing director at UFCW 1445 said the MSO aims “to produce a chilling effect on organizing drives throughout the commonwealth and country for Trulieve workers” 

The company responded: “Trulieve rejects these allegations. We’re proud of our success, which is the result of management and workers who work well together. These allegations are flat out wrong.”

Update: Lorna McMurrey, (1994-2022)

In Western Massachusetts, which is covered by a different UFCW Local, Trulieve released its most detailed statement to date on the January death of factory worker Lorna McMurrey. The company described it as an effort to clear up misinformation that has been circulating since podcast The Young Jurks broke news of her death in late September. 

Among other new key details, the statement says McMurrey fell into distress on January 4, apparently meaning she was in the hospital for a few days before she died.

The statement says that when McMurrey indicated she wasn’t feeling well she was invited to leave with pay but she elected to stay.

  • A unnamed source who told that to The Green Paper newsletter also said, “The salacious headlines of “cannabis killed…” are really a scare tactic that is working extremely well on behalf of the Unions.”
  • The source also “verified Lorna had asthma, was a smoker, and attributed her death to her pre-existing condition: not cannabis dust. ” [emphasis theirs]
  • The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration had previously cited cannabis dust as cause of death. It has since retracted that and does not list a cause.
  • McMurrey’s first supervisor Danny Carson at Trulieve previously told WeedWeek that he believed McMurrey’s respiratory condition deteriorated while she was working for the company. 

Areas where the statement conflicts with or brushes against WeedWeek reporting:

  • I previously quoted Carson, who wasn’t there, and an unnamed employee who was, that the EMS team faced unnecessary delays reaching McMurrey, specifically around whether they had to wear clean room gear in the factory. Trulieve says the EMS response was smooth, though declined to provide video or other evidence.
  • The unnamed witness said McMurrey had been working in the grinder room, and that operators ran the machines with dirty filters because they were a lot of work to clean.  Trulieve says she was in the pre-roll area, not the flower grinding room.
  • Trulieve also disputes Carson’s allegations that staff weren’t adequately trained for emergencies.
  • Trulieve says McMurrey had access to an N95 mask which she wore at least part of the day. Carson, a six-year Air Force veteran, said employees should have access to respirator masks. Lack of access to respirator masks is apparently standard throughout the industry.
  • The company says the facility “has a special industrial air filtration system that exchanges the air in the grinding room and has been certified by an independent engineer.” They declined to name the engineer, their organization or the relevant certification.



State and Local:

Fun and interesting:

  • The L.A. Times finds the 13 scariest places to be high in L.A. Beware the The Burbank Ikea. 🙃 That’s right, I can use emojis again! (Don’t ask.) 🌲🌲🌲


Company Milestones:

Job moves:


  • Today and tomorrow, Albuquerque is hosting Lucky Leaf, the city’s first industry trade show since legalization.

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