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Oregon Cannabis Recalled Due to Pesticide Contamination – Legal Reader

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The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is recalling sure hashish merchandise which may be contaminated with Abamectin.


Earlier this week, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) issued a recall for sure hashish merchandise which may be contaminated with pesticides. The recall comes on the heels of a report back to the OLCC again on December 29, 2020 “that an extract failed its pesticide test.” Specifically, it was contaminated with the analyte, Abamectin.

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Abamectin is a “general use pesticide with a toxicity class IV, or ‘practically nontoxic.’” Typically, it’s used as an insecticide to keep at bay mites and different pests.

According to the notice, “the cannabis was initially transferred into the state’s adult-use system by a medical cannabis grower.” From there, it was “mixed with other flowers for extraction purposes and products like pre-rolls.” In Oregon, medical growers are permitted to promote as much as 20 kilos of hashish every year into the adult-use market.

The discover additional states that Ecotest “gave the hot batch the green light for sale in March 2020, allowing it to make its way into other products.” In September 2020, Ecotest had its laboratory license revoked for a lot of violations. Fortunately, “none of the contaminated extracts that failed tests in December made its way onto store shelves.”

The recalled merchandise embody the following:

Emerald Extracts Purple Slurry

  • Manufactured by Emerald Treasure LLC (030-1008341A083)
  • Label Id = 2805
  • Made on 9/9/20
  • Tested by MW Labs (010-1008606C050) on 9/14/2020

Cannabis Flower Pre-rolls

  • Strains of “Qurkle,” “BP Oil Slick,” or “Green Crush”
  • Tested by Ecotest (010-1008170B3B6) on 3/12/2020
  • Sold from Bernie’s Universal Dispensaries in South Beach, OR

Sources:

Pesticide Triggers Oregon Cannabis Product Recall

OLCC recalls marijuana products contaminated by pesticide

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