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Green Cross Recalls Marijuana Products Due to Possible Pesticide Residues

A Denver marijuana-infused manufacturing facility, Green Cross, is voluntarily recalling marijuana products due to the presence of potentially unsafe pesticide residues in some product samples.  

Recalled products include a variety of infused candy products.  Potentially contaminated plant material was purchased from TruCannabis, a cultivation facility. Samples of TruCannabsis plant material harvested prior to June 2, 2015 during tested positive for residues of three pesticides that the Colorado Department of Agriculture has determined cannot be used legally on marijuana in Colorado: Mycobutanil, Spiromefesin and Imidacloprid.

The following infused candy products are subject to the recall:

       Production batch #                          Brand                  Item Description

1A400031268791000008602               EdiPure               Rainbow Belts

1A400031268791000008603               EdiPure               Grape Licorice

1A400031268791000008604               EdiPure               Orange Cream Licorice

1A400031268791000008605               EdiPure               Pina Colada Licorice

1A400031268791000008606               EdiPure               Sour Gummie Bears

1A400031268791000008607               EdiPure               Sweet and Sour

1A400031268791000008608               EdiPure               Watermelon Tarts

1A400031268791000008609               EdiPure               Raspberry Jellies

1A400031268791000008610               EdiPure               Peach Tarts

1A400031268791000008611               EdiPure               Golden Nuggets

1A400031268791000008612               EdiPure               Hard Candy Mix

1A400031268791000008613               EdiPure               Peanut Brittle

1A400031268791000008614               EdiPure               Pastel Peanuts

1A400031268791000008615               EdiPure               Cherry Bombs

1A400031268791000008616               EdiPure               Wild Strawberries

1A400031268791000008617               EdiPure               Peanut Butter Bytes

The above noted products are also labeled with the oil batch # 1A4000312687491000008559.  These products were distributed to more than 40 store locations around the state.

Consumers who have these recalled products should dispose of the products or return them to the stores from which they were purchased. For more information about returns, Green Cross can be reached at 303-242-6643.

There have been no reports of illness. The possible health impact of consuming marijuana products with unapproved pesticide residues is unknown. Short- and long-term health impacts may exist depending on the specific product, duration, frequency, level of exposure, and route of ingestion.  Consumers with concerns about their personal health should contact their physician with related questions.

The Denver Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is partnering with state agencies to investigate this issue and oversee the recall process to remove potentially contaminated product from commerce. DEH conducts inspections of marijuana-infused product manufacturers and retail locations in Denver and investigates related complaints.  

Consumers with questions or concerns about recalled product or pesticide residues in marijuana products are encouraged to contact the product retailer and/or the DEH Public Health Inspections division at phicomments@denvergov.org or 720-913-1311.