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Caregivers for Life Voluntarily Recalls Marijuana Products Due to Pesticide Residues

A Denver marijuana-infused manufacturing business, Caregivers for Life, is voluntarily recalling marijuana products due to the presence of unsafe pesticide residues. The recall affects 2,299 individual 1-gram syringes of marijuana concentrate that is used for oral ingestion.

Samples of marijuana infused products contained residual levels of Imidacloprid and Myclobutanil, pesticides the Colorado Department of Agriculture has determined cannot be used legally on marijuana in Colorado.  The cultivation facility that sold the contaminated plant material to Caregivers for Life could not be determined at this time.

The Caregivers for Life products subject to the recall were distributed throughout Colorado and bear the following label information:

 Product Description:

 Concentrate Batch #:

 Production Batch #:

 1-gram syringe

 BTO61115

 RS1102515A

 1-gram syringe

 BTO61115

 RS1102515B

 1-gram syringe

 BTO61115

 RS1102815B

 

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, Caregivers for Life can be reached at orderscaregiversforlife@gmail.com or at 303-321-3873.

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 phicomments@denvergov.org or 720-913-1311.