CBD tincture maker Dixie cleared in truck driver’s drug-test lawsuit

CBD and marijuana infused-products maker Dixie Holdings won’t face racketeering claims from a New York truck driver who blamed the company’s CBD tincture for failing a drug screen and losing his job.

U.S. Magistrate Jonathan W. Feldman dismissed the claims from Douglas J. Horn and Cindy Horn of Buffalo, who accused Dixie of negligence and false advertising after Doug Horn bought a CBD tincture in 2012 and then failed a company drug test for THC and lost his job as a commercial truck driver, Law 360 reported.

Dixie argued that the company was not to blame for Horn’s lost wages.

“Plaintiff might as well complain that defendant fraudulently induced him to eat poison, so is liable, not for the cost of pumping his stomach, but the loss of income he suffered while it was being pumped,” Dixie argued in a legal filing seeking dismissal.