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Marijuana Recalled After Unapproved Pesticide Use

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By Admin on October 16, 2015 7:00 AM

You may not have to worry about smoking pot in Colorado anymore, but you might have to worry about what's in the pot you're smoking in Colorado. Two marijuana cultivation facilities in Denver recently recalled an array of pot products after they found traces of three pesticides not approved for use on marijuana plants.

The pesticides were discovered as part of testing mandated by the Denver Department of Environmental Health and could involve over 100,000 plants.

Pot Pesticides

The recall was issued by TruCannabis and a subsidiary, Colorado Care Facility and related to the use of Mycobutanil, Spiromefesin, and Imidacioprid. Determining which pesticides are permitted on pot has been an area of concern since the drug was legalized for recreational use last year. According to the Denver Post, the Colorado Department of Agriculture issued a list of pesticides it says are allowed for use on marijuana in April, but growers complain that the list is too short and more testing is necessary to determine which pesticides are safe.

Bruce Nassau, CEO of TruCannabis, said the company was quick to respond to the test results. "As soon as those results came in, we quarantined it all," Nassau said. "We opt with the city to say that if there's any concern, the health of our patients, clients and employees is paramount to us."

Problematic Plants

Among the products recalled were flower, trim, and shake from affected plants, as well as an assortment of concentrates like budder, wax, shatter, and hash oils. The complete list of impacted products features "Venom, CCC, Lab 710, Mahatma, White Mousse, Top Shelf, Zuni Wellness (The Lab), The Growing Kitchen, THChocolate, Stay Con, TC Labs, The Lab, Better Concentrates, CWD, and TR Scientific."

TruCannabis has five locations (four in Denver and one in Aurora) and many of the recalled marijuana products came different businesses that pot grown by TruCannabis to marijuana-infused products. The complete list of affected products and instructions on complying with the recall are available from the Denver Department of Environmental Health.

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