Immense Colorado Edibles Recall Tied to Pesticides

Two Colorado companies have issued new recalls involving almost 30,000 edibles after discovering that cannabis trim they purchased earlier in the year was tied to the use of banned pesticides.

The recall is the largest in state history involving cannabis edibles, according to the Denver Post.

Gaia’s Garden issued a recall for roughly 8,000 edibles on Tuesday, and Green Cross, the owner of EdiPure, recalled over 20,000 products on Oct. 30.

Both had previously purchased contaminated marijuana from TruCannabis, a Denver-area company that has a cultivation operation and five retail shops.

TruCannabis issued its own recall just weeks ago in October when the contamination was first discovered. Gaia’s Garden had purchased trim from TruCannabis in February, and Green Cross bought trim from the company in April.

The Gaia’s Garden recall involves 15 MMJ and six recreational product lines that were sent to 176 retailers across Colorado. The Green Cross recall includes 16 EdiPure product lines that had been sent to 40 shops.

The pesticide issue has been growing in scope and concern for most of 2015, with Denver’s Department of Environmental Health and the Colorado Department of Agriculture leading the charge. Pesticide concerns have also been growing in other states, with new markets including strict testing regimens for MMJ, including Nevada and Massachusetts.

California’s newly-adopted medical marijuana industry regulations also include testing requirements, but those have yet to be implemented.

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5 comments on “Immense Colorado Edibles Recall Tied to Pesticides
  1. hempster on

    Wow. That is crazy to see so many outlets carrying the poisoned edibles. It really makes me appreciate my own organically produced homegrown.

  2. Brett Roper on

    Wondering about the term immense … in context it is defined as extremely large or great, especially in scale of degree. I would pose that this recall in consideration of the extractions market in Colorado is relatively small in relation to 28,000 items over a defined time period when consumption/production over that same time period likely numbered in the million plus range? Immense … not so much; Recall … important for sure.

    • Steve W from Ford on

      My guess is the issue will only get larger as the vast majority of product is not tested for residues. Banned substance use is endemic in much of the unregulated cannabis industry particularly in those coming out of the MMJ and black market.
      Currently we are in a “buyer beware” phase but soon the regulatory agencies are going to separate the bad actors from the good.

  3. Bob on

    I purchased some MMJ as soon as it became available in Illinois, as I am a registered MMJ patient. One high CBD strain tasted horrible, and caused a chemical burn in my throat for over an hour, and smelled like mold. It was called Pre-98 Bubba Kush. How do I go about getting it tested, or should I dispose of it?

  4. Blu Madness on

    This is unacceptable. Shame that calculating businesses should be able to operate. More proof that the industry has major greed issues. I would feel safer growing my own organic line.

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