The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) on Monday issued a recall for 99 medical cannabis products, according to an agency notice. The recall coincides with the suspension of Scale Laboratories’ license by the state commissioner of health for violating OMMA rules.
“We are first and foremost concerned about the health, safety, and welfare of patients who might consume harmful marijuana products. Let this serve as a warning to any licensee attempting to skirt state laws. We work diligently behind the scenes to find and take down the bad actors within this industry.” — OMMA Executive Director Adria Berry, in a statement
During inspections at Scale in April, state agents found numerous rule violations, including falsely passing 138 samples for mold and yeast, nine for aspergillus, five for E. coli, and one for salmonella. Other strikes include improper procedures and record-keeping for pesticide and heavy metal testing, manipulating records, and deviation from the company’s “standard operation procedures,” the alert notes.
“If you’re engaging in actions that threaten the health and safety of Oklahomans, you won’t get away with it,” Berry said. “Our inspection teams are working across the state to keep Oklahomans safe by identifying problems and gathering the necessary evidence to help shut down bad actors that choose to break the law.”
Last Thursday, OMMA contacted 33 businesses about the 99 recalled products. OMMA rules insist producers then contact dispensaries where the contaminated products were sold, who then must contact patients who purchased the products. OMMA says patients should contact dispensaries for questions and return recalled products to the point of purchase.
A list of the recalled products can be found on OMMA’s website.
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