Yukon family says THC infused jerky left them ‘severely incapacitated’

Yukon family says THC infused jerky left them ‘severely incapacitated’

Two lawsuits against the owner of Off the Hook Meatworks in Whitehorse

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A family of four claim they were “severely incapacitated” after eating THC-infused beef jerky they bought from a Whitehorse company.

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Per CBCTwo lawsuits have been filed in Yukon Supreme Court against the owner of Off the Hook Meatworks, who has not yet filed a defense statement. The allegations are not proven.

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In December 2020, Off the Hook Meatworks issued a recall notice for its beef and bison jerky, citing possible THC contamination.

The RCMP reportedly launched an investigation after several people who ate the jerky complained and experienced symptoms including nausea, numbness and difficulty walking. The Canadian Press reported at the time.

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Traces of THC have been found in their systems in affected individuals who went to the hospital for treatment, despite not knowingly using cannabis.

At the time, the Yukon government advised anyone who had eaten the jerky products in the previous two weeks and felt unwell to contact the police or Yukon Environmental Health.

Per cbc, The separate lawsuits filed in Whitehorse both date from December 2020.

In one instance, a woman ate about half a bag of beef jerky while running errands with her family, including two children and another parent who also ate a bag. All four people had become “severely disabled,” it said CBC, citing court records. The family was treated and discharged from Whitehorse General Hospital, although the effects reportedly lasted “24 to 36 hours.”

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The family is seeking general and special damages and legal fees, alleging the incident resulted in post-traumatic stress that requires continued medical attention and therapy.

In November, a lawsuit filed in Flordia Week alleged that the plaintiff suffered “serious, permanent injuries” after eating cannabis-infused food at a wedding reception.

While it was reported that the bride greenlit the catheter to add the extra greenery, guests were not made aware of it.

First responders were later called to the scene of the accident for treatment several guests who complained of abdominal pain and vomiting, with a woman reportedly telling paramedics she believes cannabis was laced into the food. An unspecified number of guests were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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The caterer was charged with breaking the law Florida Anti-Tampering ActSupplying marijuana and culpable negligence, while the bride faces charges involving food tampering and supplying marijuana.

While medical cannabis is legal in Flordia, recreational cannabis is not. The woman who filed the lawsuit is seeking more than $30,000 in damages.

An even stranger case of food poisoning, whether intentional or not, occurred in Nova Scotia in 1996 when members of the crew working on the set of James Cameron’s Titanic arrived at Dartmouth General Hospital just after 1am on an August morning.

While some were dazed and unsteady on their feet, others danced in a conga line and raced down the aisles in wheelchairs. The culprit was allegedly a seafood chowder lunch laced with phencyclidine, or PCP.

Though Cameron believes a fired caterer may have been responsible for the incident, no one has ever been charged and the mystery of who dosed the chowder remains unsolved.

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