Synthetic Pot Lawsuit Filed
The family of a 16-year-old boy who drowned in a hot tub after smoking synthetic pot, also known as synthetic marijuana, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the product’s maker and distributor.
Plaintiffs David and Yvette Burnett claim that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab found that the Mojo Diamond Extreme 100x Potpourri discovered next to the hot tub contained M-2201, a synthetic marijuana product “that can cause severe injury, altered mental and emotional states, illness, and death,” according to Courthouse News.
They also allege that the defendants knew the product was dangerous and that many of the customers who buy synthetic marijuana are under 18-years-old and assume the product is safe because it is sold legally at convenience stores.
The complaint said, “Mojo Diamond is an inherently dangerous product when used for the purposes it is manufactured and sold. Mojo Diamond and other synthetic marijuana products do not come with any warnings about the dangers of smoking or otherwise inhaling the smoke from burning the product.”
The defendants named in the suit are Payton Palaio, Omerta Labs, WG Distribution, and Lunar Labs, according to Courthouse News.
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