Michigan Issues Cannabis Product Recall

Michigan’s cannabis regulatory agency has issued a recall for cannabis products in the state with inaccurate testing results.

On Wednesday, November 17, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced that it had identified inaccurate and unreliable results for products Viridis North, LLC and Viridis Laboratories, LLC had tested.

MRA says that, in the interest of public health and safety, it issued the advisory bulletin for all products tested by Viridis Laboratories except for inhaled concentrate products like vape carts, live resin, distillate, and any other products created through residual solvent extractions.

Affected Products

Affected products have testing dates between August 10, 2021, and November 16, 2021, with license numbers SC-000009, AU-SC-000113 (Viridis Laboratories, LLC), SC-000014, and AU-SC-000103 (Viridis North, LLC).

“Consumers who have marijuana products in their possession that meet the recall criteria may return the products to the marijuana sales location where they were purchased for proper disposal,” states the bulletin. “Consumers with weakened immune systems or lung disease are at the highest risk for health-related incidents such as aspergillosis, which can impact lung function, if these potentially harmful products are consumed.”

Steps for Consumers and Retailers

MRA encourages consumers who have experienced adverse reactions after using the affected products to report their symptoms and product use to their physician.

MRA also requests consumers to report adverse reactions to them by e-mail at MRA-Enforcement@michigan.gov or phone at 1-517-284-8599

Cannabis retail outlets that sold products covered by the MRA bulletin must display the recall notice on the sales floor where customers can see it for 30 days from the notice date.

MRA says that shops that receive adverse reaction reports from customers should report them and document them in METRC.

According to MRA, licensees with affected products in their inventory may have them retested for the microbial compliance panel, send them back to the original licensee for retesting or destruction, or destroy them and provide proof to MRA.

MRA says that licensees who choose to have products sent back or retested will need to create new METRC packages with new identification numbers before transferring them or submitting them for testing.

Licensees needing additional guidance or assistance in creating the packages can e-mail MRA at MRA-Enforcement@michigan.gov.

According to MRA, an investigation is still ongoing.