A Denver marijuana-infused manufacturing facility, Gaia’s Garden, 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 derived from contaminated plant material purchased from TruCannabis, a cultivation facility. Samples of both Gaia’s Garden infused candy products and TruCannabis plant material harvested prior to June 2, 2015 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 Gaia’s Garden infused candy products are subject to the recall:
Production batch # _____ Item Description
9922702, 9920503, 9921703, 9920503 Heads and Tails (med)
9922702 Mixed Fruit Lozenges (med)
9922702, 9920903, 9923003 Sour Drops (med)
9922702, 9920503, 9921703 Fish (med)
9920203, 9921603 Himalayan Salted Dark Chocolate (med)
9920203 Cherry Cream Karma (med)
9920903 White Chocolate Mojito (med)
9921703 Lollipops (med)
9921903 D’z Nutz (med)
9923003 Root Beer Drops (med)
9923003 Lemon Drops (med)
9923003 Cinnamon Lozenges (med)
9922603 Orange Cream Karma (med)
9922603 Strawberry Cream Karma (med)
9920903 Cinnamon Karma (med)
9990104, 9951902 Mixed Fruit Pot Drops (rec)
9990505 10mg Karma (rec)
9952002 VSACC Berry Drops (rec)
9951802 Ginger Drops (rec)
9993103 Root Beer Drops (rec)
9951802 Sour Drops (rec)
These products were distributed to 176 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, Gaia’s Garden can be reached at GaiasRecall@gmail.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 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.