Dec 01, 2015
A Denver marijuana-infused manufacturing facility, EdiPure, is voluntarily recalling marijuana products due to the presence of potentially unsafe pesticide residues in some product samples. The recall affects 7,770 units of 17 different products.
Recalled products include a variety of infused candy products. Contaminated hash oil was used to produce a variety of EdiPure candies, some of which tested positive for one or more of the following pesticides that the Colorado Department of Agriculture has determined cannot be used legally on marijuana in Colorado: Myclobutanil, Avermectin, and Imidacloprid.
The following EdiPure infused candy products are subject to the recall and all list an oil batch number ending in 1813:
Production batch # ending in: Item Description
1909 Rainbow Belts
1910 Grape Licorice
1911 Orange Cream
1912 Sour Gummy Bear
1913 Sweet & Sour
1914 Watermelon Tart
1915 Raspberry Jellie
1916 Peach Tart
1917 Wild Strawberries
1918 Peanut Butter Bytes
1919 Hard Candy
1920 Cherry Bombs
1921 Organix Bears
1922 Organix Night Crawlers
1923 Organix Cherry Loves
1924 Organix Peach Wheels
1925 Organix Watermelon Wheels
These products were widely distributed to 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, EdiPure can be reached at 720-639-7220.
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.