Colorado cannabis regulators on Tuesday issued their 17th pot recall in seven weeks — placing on hold recreational cannabis grown by Acme Healing Center of Ridgway, over concerns the plants were grown with unapproved pesticides.
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The April 5 recall, called a health advisory by the state, notes that 11 batches of marijuana cultivated by Acme Healing Center of Ridgway tested positive for myclobutanil.
“Acme has always valued the health and safety of our customers above all, and we take this current allegation very seriously,” said Deana Sheriff, chief operating officer for Acme Healing Center, which operates five shops throughout western Colorado. “We’re working diligently to uncover the facts in this case.”
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.
Before the state of Colorado began recalling pot products in February, 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’ license numbers; The recalled strains and batch numbers are listed in the Marijuana Enforcement Division’s press release for the Acme Healing Center recall.
“Acme has been a valued part of the western slope community since 2009,” said Acme COO Sheriff, “and we’ll do anything to protect the health and safety of our customers.”
Gov. John Hickenlooper in November declared that any marijuana grown with unapproved pesticides is a public health risk and should be destroyed.