Xzibit Sued for Allegedly Promoting THC Oil Tainted with Pesticides

Xzibit Sued for Allegedly Promoting THC Oil Tainted with Pesticides

It’s quite commonplace for celebrities to endorse and promote bud goods, as the landscape of the legal marijuana business has drastically changed over the years. Big names such as Gene Simmons and Mike Tyson are a few of the recent celebs to have gotten in on the green dash, which’s just scratching the surface. Rapper and former Pimp My Ride host Xzibit is another notable name to think about when talking about prominent cannabis influencers, but his name could be tainted–literally.

According to a report by TMZ, rapper Xzibit has been sued for allegedly promoting THC oil tainted with pesticides.

The rapper, whose real name is Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, has been boosting  Brass Knuckles THC Concentrate Vape Cartridges on his Instagram. While the rapper has endorsed the product as “COMPLETELY pesticide AND contaminate FREE,” seemingly that hasn’t been the case.

In the lawsuit, Ignacio Lee, a man who claims to have purchased the goods solely because of Xzibit’s promotions, says the goods contain detectable levels of pesticides.

Lee started buying the Candy Apple and Sour Diesel flavored products back in July 2016 and began feeling an array of symptoms starting in 2017. According to Lee, he began experiencing fatigue, headaches, nausea, chest pains, shortness of breath, wheezing and difficulty breathing–all which miraculously went away after he stopped use of the merchandise.

He subsequently took the products to an independent lab to get tested, and the capsules were found to be riddled with pesticides.

The class-action lawsuit claims that Xzibit’s social media posts were dishonest about the nature   of the products. The lawsuit, which is on behalf of all those who have smoked Brass Knuckles capsules, is seeking an undisclosed amount of financial compensation, as well as an order to stop  Xzibit and other influencers from marketing the product as completely contaminant free.

Final Strike: Xzibit Sued for Allegedly Promoting THC Oil Tainted with Pesticides

It remains to be seen who comes out on top in this bizarre scenario, as it is a somewhat unprecedented lawsuit. While there have been cases of pesticide contamination in  Seattle and California, there hasn’t always been a situation where a celebrity has been held accountable for the matter.

There have been a ton of cases in which THC vape oil cartridges have been found to be tainted with pesticides, but this remains more of an indictment on ancient, loosely regulated legal marijuana regimes than it does on particular businesses. By way of example, during the 2017 Emerald Cup, 34 out of 39 cartridge entries were disqualified because of contamination.

The prevalence of contaminated weed has ushered in an entirely new non-ancillary faction of the authorized marijuana business–laboratory testing. While contamination is obviously still a factor, it is apparent that companies are attempting to perform their due-diligence on the topic, particularly considering the stringent regulations in weed-legal states. But it’s not an issue that’s going to be fixed overnight, as seen by the latest trials and tribulations of Xzibit.

Released at Fri, 11 May 2018 17:44:59 +0000

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