The city of Denver issued its largest-yet recall of marijuana products on Wednesday afternoon, involving nearly 100,000 packages of cannabis-infused edibles.
Edibles company Mountain High Suckers voluntarily recalled 99,574 packages of its suckers, lozenges and powdered candy over concerns about potentially dangerous pesticides. The recall was Mountain High Suckers’ first, affecting edibles that were made with source material the company had purchased from cultivation facilities Western Remedies and Rocky Mountain Farmacy.
The Mountain High Suckers products tested positive for banned pesticide chemicals imidacloprid and myclobutanil, both of which are banned for use on cannabis in Colorado and “constitute a threat to the public safety,” according to Gov. John Hickenlooper.
The recall is the city’s 15th in 16 weeks.
In early September, several hundred lozenges at Mountain High Suckers were quarantined after inspectors found their labels listed the unapproved pesticide spinosad, an insecticide chemical that is slightly toxic to humans. But Denver health officials lifted the hold order one day later after lab tests showed no trace of the unapproved pesticide.
Mountain High Suckers’ owners said at the time they had been using old labels.
“A couple of weeks ago it was brought to our attention that our products may contain pesticides that have been deemed unusable on cannabis,” the statement reads. “We decided to take a proactive step and submit samples of all of our products for pesticide testing so we can help make sure that our products are safe.
“Going forward, we will be voluntarily submitting every concentrate batch we make for full pesticide screening before we make products.”
The Cannabist is maintaining an updated list of the recalls so readers can check the labels on their marijuana and pot products against those of the tainted recalled items.
Customers with the recalled products should dispose of them or return them to the point of purchase.