California marijuana company sued over the potency of its jointsPosted by On

(CNN) — Two disgruntled customers are suing a California marijuana company, alleging that their prerolled joints were not as strong as claimed.

The lawsuit was filed on October 20 against DreamFields Brands, Inc. for allegedly falsely claiming that their products have a high THC component, according to the suit. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the compound in marijuana that makes users feel high.

The two plaintiffs, Jasper Centeno of Long Beach and Blake Wilson of Fresno, accuse the company of unfair competition, false advertising, and negligent representation. The two say they purchased prerolled “Jeeter” branded joints that were advertised as having a high THC content.

The California Department of Cannabis Control requires companies to label cannabis products with their THC content, expressed as either a percentage or in milligrams. And the THC content on the label must be within 10% of the actual THC content, according to the department’s code of regulations.

“Because cannabis consumers generally prefer and are willing to pay more for high-THC cannabis products, declaring that their products have a very high THC content allows Defendants to charge premium rates for their cannabis products,” the lawsuit claims.

But an independent test revealed that the joints actually had a lower THC content than claimed — meaning customers were overpaying for a weaker product, the lawsuit alleges.

DreamFields is “systematically overstating…

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