Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

High Times
0

News

Ontario Cannabis Recall Due to Mold Extended to B.C.

Consumers in Ontario and British Columbia should watch out for moldy weed.

Ontario Cannabis Recall Due to Mold Extended to B.C.
Shutterstock

Last week, recreational cannabis consumers in the Canadian province of Ontario started noticing moldy buds. Officials quickly issued a product recall on the damaged and potentially harmful marijuana. Now, it turns out the compromised product has extended far beyond Ontario and is showing up in parts of British Columbia. As a result, the recall has also extended to include both Ontario and British Columbia.

Moldy Marijuana in Canada

According to Canadian news source, Global News, word of the moldy weed first started showing up on a Reddit thread. In addition to mold, many customers said they found tiny bugs in their weed.

After complaints began surfacing online, investigations quickly revealed that the contaminated bud comes from a company called RedeCan Pharm.

This company reportedly provides cannabis to the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). Additionally, it also provides product to British Columbia’s Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB). Both OCS and LDB are primary recreational marijuana retailers in their respective provinces.

Initially, complaints of moldy or bug-infested cannabis came primarily from consumers in Ontario. But more recently, the same complaints have been coming from consumers in British Columbia.

That means that RedeCan Pharm’s voluntary recall—originally issued for more than 900 ounces of weed in Ontario—has now been extended to consumers in British Columbia.

At this point, officials believe that the contamination is limited to weed from product lot #4B2L3. Anyone who purchased product from that specific lot is encouraged to contact LDB’s Customer Care Centre at 1-844-420-2227 or customercarecentre@bcldb.com.

Consumers with bad weed should be able to return their purchase for a refund.

What About the Bugs?

Although customers complained of little black bugs in their weed, RedeCan Pharm disputes that there are insects in its products. In fact, the company said that whatever objects people may be seeing are not bugs, but leftover matter from the growing process.

“We do not use pesticides,” the company told news sources. “The ‘black specks’ consumers may notice are harmless non-volatile organic matter important to this style of growing.”

RedeCan Pharm added: “They are safe for consumption and will not affect the taste, consistency, quality, or effects of the cannabis.”

Recreational Weed’s Rollout in Canada

Recreational marijuana became legal in Canada on Oct. 17. And while the rollout of the new system have for the most part gone smoothly, there have also been a handful of hiccups along the way.

For starters, many parts of the country almost immediately ran into supply shortages. Not surprisingly, the launch of legal weed proved very popular, with lines sometimes extending well beyond dispensary doors.

As a result of massive sales, many shops ran out of product and were unable to get new inventory from government wholesalers, who were themselves struggling to keep up with demand.

Similarly, there have been a few different issues with online retailers. For example, Ontario Cannabis Store had a few snafus with mislabeled products.

And potentially more worrying was a potential privacy breach involving OCS customers. Earlier this month, personal data of more than 4,500 OCS customers were exposed when somebody managed to access the database of Canada’s postal service.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

HT Newsletter

Subscribe for exclusive access to deals, free giveaways and more!

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Advertisement

You May Also Like

News

A study of fourteen medical marijuana patients yielded interesting results during a simulated driving study.

News

A Canadian first responder has been arrested after Border Patrol found 150 pounds of pot in her vehicle.

News

Ontario officials have reversed an order that closed dispensaries.

News

Ontario authorities have ordered dispensaries to close in the interest of public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

News

Despite the businesses closing, non-native Canadians are still trying to get in.

World

Self-isolation isn't keeping Canadians from buying pot.

Business

Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth announced significant layoffs this week.

Guides

A helpful guide for cannabis patients who want to be prepared for just about anything.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!