State issues recall on marijuana products sold in Detroit and Kalamazoo

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As Michigan gets used to the idea of its new marijuana industry, it means we should expect to be getting a safer, state-regulated product in stores. But it also means that Michigan's medical marijuana provisioning centers have come under increased scrutiny.

On Thursday, the Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs released a public health bulletin warning medical consumers of recalled products from two Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries.

Products from Kalamazoo's Compassionate Care by Design and Detroit's Green Mile have both been flagged for selling several strains of marijuana flower that have failed to pass the state's stringent laboratory testing criteria.

In Kalamazoo, marijuana strains Critical Cali, GMO, Silver Haze, GSC, Critical Kush, Blueberry, Skunk #1, Chunk D, Amnesia Lemon Kush, Special Kush, and Purple Kush all tested positive for a chemical residue. The tainted flower products were sold at the Kalamazoo dispensary between Dec. 12 and Dec. 29.

At the Green Mile provisioning center, located at Sherwood Street and East Eight Mile Road in Detroit, four flower strains sold between Dec. 18 and Jan. 3 failed laboratory testing. Strains Gelato and Girl Scout Cookies failed for total yeast and mold, Superman OG failed for chemical residue and Mimosa failed for bile-tolerant gram-negative bacteria and total coliforms.

Consumers can refer to specific batch numbers found affixed to the medical containers if they suspect they have purchased tainted products. The state urges consumers to return marijuana products to the original provisioning center for proper disposal.

For more information about the public health and safety advisory, you can head to michigan.gov/lara.

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