Oregon Issues Product Recall Over Synthetic Cannabinoids

Oregon cannabis regulators issued a recall for vape products by Firefly Extracts due to the presence of artificially derived CBN and synthetic CBC.

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The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) on Thursday issued a recall of Firefly Extracts vape products over the presence of artificially derived CBN and a synthetic form of the cannabinoid CBC. Under Oregon law, inhalable products cannot contain artificially derived cannabinoids.

The products were manufactured by Plank Road Laboratories, Inc. A preliminary OLCC investigation found that more than 5,000 units of the products were manufactured between August 2021 and February 2022. The agency notes that not all of the products were distributed, and Plank Road has been cooperating with regulators to track down the distributed product.

Plank Road originally distributed vape cartridges to about 80 OLCC-licensed cannabis retailers, the agency said in a press release. About 30 retailers still have nearly 200 units on hand and Plank Road distributed at least 300 units that can be accounted for to six retailers in the general market, including four retailers licensed by the OLCC to sell alcohol.

“The OLCC discovered the prohibited additive issue during a random audit of the Cannabis Tracking System (CTS). Investigators reviewing the Firefly Extracts testing results also determined that at least three of them contained the synthetic cannabinoid CBC. Under the Oregon Board of Pharmacy standards, non-cannabis derived CBC is considered a Schedule 1 substance.” — OLCC in the January 12 recall notice

The agency is encouraging consumers who purchased the products to destroy them but indicated they have not received any health-related complaints from the recalled products.

The recalled products include Firefly branded Strain T1, Special Sauce, Hawaiian Haze, and Cherry Wife vape cartridges.

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