Missouri cannabis regulators have revoked the manufacturing facility license of Delta Extractions – the company that, in August, was the subject of a near-63,000 product recall. In a press release, the state Division of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) said the revocation is meant to “ensure the health and safety of Missourians and the integrity of Missouri’s voter-approved regulatory program for cannabis.”
Delta Extraction’s license was already suspended by the DCR after the company admitted to sourcing THC-A from outside the Missouri cannabis program, converting the THC-A to THC, and selling that THC within Missouri’s regulated market, which violates state law. In a statement, Amy Moore, director of the DCR said that while Delta’s use of out-of-state cannabis “has been well-publicized and is a critical issue” the agency “found numerous other violations of rules,” including failure to track products in the state’s seed-to-sale system, falsification of products put into the seed-to-sale tracking system, and vast failures with regard to facility security.
“The Missouri Constitution charges the Department with ensuring the safety of marijuana product and the safety and security of marijuana facilities through enforcement of rules. We must be clear on this: Businesses that choose to participate in Missouri’s marijuana industry do not get to decide which rules and which parts of Article XIV they want to follow.” — Moore in a statement
Following the initial recall, a lawsuit was filed against Delta by Dark Horse Medicinals Missouri, LLC which said it purchased $325,632 worth of the ultimately recalled products from Delta “not knowing that the distillate was unusable in Missouri.”
In September, a Cole County Circuit Judge dismissed Delta’s bid to stop the recall, ruling that the company did not exhaust administrative remedies and that the court lacked the jurisdiction to hear the complaint.
Earlier this month, the DCR removed about 15,000 products from the recall order saying that they had verified the products contain “THC solely sourced from marijuana products grown in the Missouri regulated market” but more than 48,530 products remain on the list.
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