May 13, 2016
A Denver marijuana-infused manufacturing business, Avicenna Products, is voluntarily recalling medical marijuana products due to either the presence or the potential presence of unsafe pesticide residues. The recall affects a variety of 80,597 individual packages of marijuana concentrates such as wax, budder, shatter, RSO, live resin, and vape pen cartridges that are used for smoking or vaporizing.
Samples of marijuana infused products contained residual levels of Myclobutanil, Imidacloprid, Spiromesifin, and/or Etoxazole, pesticides that the Colorado Department of Agriculture has determined cannot be used legally on marijuana in Colorado.
The Avicenna Products concentrates subject to the recall were widely distributed across the state. All products are labeled as Avicenna Products and list a MIP license # of 404-00472.
One Avicenna product, The Health Center’s White Girl Terp Sap batch #00085 (148 individual 1-gram packages), is excluded from the voluntary recall due to an absence of off-label residue detection. All other Avicenna products are subject to the recall.
Consumers who have these recalled products should dispose of the products or return them to the store from which they were purchased. For more information about returns, Avicenna Products can be reached at 720-403-8168 or email@example.com.
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 exposure. Consumers with concerns about their personal health should contact their physician with related questions.
The Denver Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is investigating this issue and overseeing 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.