Ohio medical cannabis company Standard Wellness has issued a voluntary recall on its THC-infused water-soluble drops, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The company initiated the recall after state-registered patients reported finding dark-colored debris in bottles of the drops with production dates in April and May.
Standard Wellness told 15 Ohio dispensaries to stop selling Standard Drops and are offering refunds to patients with any unused drops. The company said the recall affects as many as 3,288 bottles, which retail for about $40 each.
The Ohio Department of Commerce has instructed dispensaries to stop sales of the products but told the Enquirer that they have not had any reports from patients of adverse effects or illness related to the drops.
Standard Wellness spokesman Brandon Lynaugh told the Enquirer that the company was notified of the issues with the drops via Facebook and issued the recall “out of an abundance of caution and for patient safety.” He noted that last month the company added instructions to the label to refrigerate the drops after an employee noticed the drops were congealing and turning opaque.
“Patient safety is of the upmost importance and the Medical Marijuana Control Program is taking this matter seriously to ensure no patient is adversely affected.” — Kelly Whitaker, spokesperson for the Commerce Department, to the Enquirer
This was the first recall of a medical cannabis product in Ohio; although in May the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy held back sales of a concentrate produced by Grow Ohio after testing determined the THC content in the product was more than 5 percent higher than the label indicated.