The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MMRA) has issued a recall for products tested over the past three months by Viridis Laboratories and Viridis North, according to CBS News. Affecting over 400 retail locations around the state, the agency announced the recall after noticing “inaccurate and/or unreliable results.”
Regulators said that everything except for vape cartridges, live resin products, and distillates tested between August 10 and November 16 could be dangerous, with patients who are immuno-compromised or with lung disease facing the greatest potential for harm. The agency asks consumers to be wary of lung infections caused by mold, like aspergillosis, the report says.
The MMRA wants consumers to return covered products to the point of purchase and stores are encouraged to destroy recalled products and provide proof of the destruction, or return the products to the original producer. Viridis Labs says they are “fully cooperating” with the agency.
“While we strongly disagree with this decision and firmly stand by our test results, we are fully cooperating with the MRA and working closely with our customers to minimize interruptions and retest affected products at no cost,” the company’s CEO Greg Michaud told CBS News in a statement.
“We look forward to continuing to serve our amazing customers using the best, most cutting-edge scientific methods available so we can fulfill our mission of promoting the health and safety of patients and adult-use consumers,” he said.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that inhaled cannabis concentrates including vape cartridges, live resin, and distillates were the most potentially harmful products but that is not the case. We regret the error and apologize for any confusion.
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