Oct 30, 2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-913-1311.