The Missouri Division of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) on Monday issued a recall of products manufactured by Delta Extraction, LLC because they were not tracked by METRC, the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system.
DCR said in a press release that because METRC was not used, the agency could not “verify that the products came from marijuana grown in Missouri or that the product passed required testing prior to being sold at dispensaries.” DCR added that “no adverse reactions for this product have been reported” to the agency.
The recall covers nearly 62,800 products produced by Delta extraction, according to the list provided by state regulators.
The recall notice followed a hearing at the Administrative Hearing Commission in which Delta Extraction challenged the state’s immediate suspension of its license, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report. Earlier this month, state cannabis regulators suspended the licenses of three cannabis facilities over “potential product safety concerns,” according to the Post-Dispatch.
During the hearing, Jack Maritz, a manager for Delta Extractions testified that during the distillation process, hemp-derived THCa may be used from out-of-state sources. Delta argued that previous regulations allowed the out-of-state hemp product to be used, while the state countered that using out-of-state products is not allowed and that more recent regulations clarified that.
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