A closeup of a marijuana plant grown at a Denver cultivation facility in March 2014. (Seth McConnell, Denver Post file)

State recalls FireHouse Organics’ medical pot over pesticide concerns

Colorado's 14th pesticide-rooted recall of marijuana places on hold medical cannabis grown by FireHouse Organics

Colorado cannabis regulators last week issued their 14th marijuana recall in five weeks — placing on hold medical cannabis grown by FireHouse Organics, over concerns the plants were grown with unapproved pesticides.

The March 23 recall, called a health advisory by the state, notes that more than 100 batches of FireHouse Organics’ medical marijuana tested positive for myclobutanil and
etoxazole.

Consumers who have any of the recalled retail pot products should return it to the place of purchase to ensure it is disposed of properly, the state said. FireHouse Organics operates two Denver storefronts — at 4401 Zenobia St. and 543 Bryant St.

Before the state of Colorado began recalling pot products last month, the city of Denver issued 20 city-level recalls of marijuana products between September 2015 and February 2016.

It is unclear how large the recalls are or how many actual products or plants are affected. Product labels will contain the business’ medical license numbers; The recalled strains and batch numbers are listed in the Marijuana Enforcement Division’s press releases for FireHouse Organics’ north and central locations.

Gov. John Hickenlooper in November declared that any marijuana grown with unapproved pesticides is a public health risk and should be destroyed.