A marijuana recall issued in Boulder last month has been amended by state marijuana regulators to include several months of additional product.
The Colorado Marijuana Law Enforcement Division and the state Department of Public Health and Environment issued a public safety advisory on May 18 updating previous warnings about the flower of marijuana and the Fresh Baked dispensary shake. The initial recall, issued April 20 due to concerns about dangerous levels of mold and yeast, applied to 36 different crop lots of marijuana over a four-month period from December through March.
According to the MED, further investigation identified additional marijuana grown and sold by Fresh Baked that either was not tested by state-certified labs or was improperly tested, with the updated recall being issued “out of caution”. Now the MED is telling consumers that marijuana sold by Fresh Baked dating as far back as July 2021 could be contaminated with mold and yeast, and is warning that any marijuana purchased from the Boulder dispensary before February of this year is at risk.
Medical and recreational marijuana contamination testing is required in Colorado, but the MED maintains that it is the responsibility of the business owner to ensure that all requirements are met. The department issues recalls after an additional review process triggered by advice and routine inspections checks for potential contamination, which can last for months.
“Consumers who have these affected products in their possession should return them to the marijuana retail store where they were purchased for proper disposal. While only marijuana produced on and after July 14, 2021 was still available for testing As part of this investigation, out of an abundance of caution, consumers are advised to return all products still in their possession from the retail marijuana grow facility below,” the recall reads.
All marijuana produced by Fresh Baked must have a harvest date on the retail package label, as well as a cultivation license number: 403R-00250.
According to the MED, any consumer who believes they have experienced adverse health effects should seek medical attention and notify the division through a violation and compliance report form.