Ohio issued its first medical marijuana recalls after 3 products failed mandatory state tests.
The recalls include for Pineapple Express Rosin, Blue Boi Z7, and Afghani #1 rosin. All three are made by One Orijin, a Columbus-based processor owned by Schottenstein Aphria.
Medical Cannabis Plants Affected
Rosin is made by using heat and pressure to extract resin – as well as the cannabis compounds – from the plant. and all the active compounds it contains – from the cannabis plant. The process does not require solvents such as butane and propane.
The cannabis involved in the process failed laboratory tests for mold, yeast and other microbial contaminants, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
The rosin itself passed the required tests, but the plants used to make the rosin failed. All medical marijuana products are tracked in a database from baby plants.
Have a Recalled Product? What to Do
So far, nobody has been reported sick as a result of the tainted cannabis. Patients should return any recalled products to the dispensary where they were purchased.
The Affected product ID numbers include:
M00000038808: Sol Vap 62.3 — 12.6 — 5
M00000039812: Sol Vap 59.8 — 0.025 — 5
M00000036317: Sol Vap 45.85 — 47.44 — 10
M00000036932: Sol Vap 48.79 — 50.59 — 10
M00000037232: Sol Vap 68.8 — 0.18 — 5
M00000038319: Sol Vap 40.7 — 46.8 — 10
Patients should report any adverse effects to the program’s toll-free help line 1-833-464-6627.
Cannabis Drops Recalled by Company
Though this is the first mandatory recall on medical marijuana products in Ohio, processor Standard Wellness issued its own recall for water-soluble drops in July after black material in the liquid was reported. The company learned of the problem after pictures of the drops were posted to Facebook.
“Patient safety is of the upmost importance and the Medical Marijuana Control Program is taking this matter seriously to ensure no patient is adversely affected,” commerce spokeswoman Kelly Whitaker said in an email to the Cincinnati Enquirer.