Colorado Issues Advisory After Identifying Pesticide Residues on Cannabis Products From Boulder Botanics

The Colorado Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of Bifenthrin and Diuron in the product samples tested.

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November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018 - PRESS RELEASE - In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order (D 2015-015), the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR), in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), are issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residues on medical marijuana plant material and marijuana products produced from marijuana cultivated by Crossroads Wellness LLC dba Boulder Botanics. CDPHE and DOR deem it a threat to public health and safety when pesticides that are not on the list of approved pesticides for marijuana use as determined by CDA are applied in a manner inconsistent with the pesticide’s label. CDA confirmed the presence of the Off-Label Pesticides, Bifenthrin and Diuron, in the product samples tested.

Affected products include marijuana flower, trim, concentrates and infused products. Consumers who have these affected products in their possession should return them to the medical center from which they were purchased so they can be properly disposed of.

All affected marijuana has a label affixed to the container that at a minimum indicates the license number of the medical marijuana business that cultivated the marijuana. Consumers should check the label of their medical marijuana for the following license number and harvest batch numbers:

Medical Optional Cultivation License 403-00325 and/or Medical Marijuana Center License 402-00223

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