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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Marijuana Products Recalled Due to Possible Pesticide Residues

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

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