(WXYZ) — More medical marijuana products are being recalled in Michigan because of failed laboratory testing.
This is the second round of recalls in about a week. This time the products were sold at The Green Mile in Detroit between Dec. 18 and Jan. 3 and at Compassionate Care by Design in Kalamazoo between Dec. 12 and Dec. 29.
Marijuana is hotly debated and there are plenty of folks who see it as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of health conditions.
But what we often don’t hear about is that marijuana can contain contaminants
And these can affect your health. Now, not that long ago, Michigan didn’t have regulations in place that tested medical marijuana for safety compliance. But now we do. And what labs do, is examine marijuana for things like mold, spider mites, mildew, fungus, pesticides. bacteria and heavy metals.
Here are the products and what they failed for:
Recall – The Green Mile Detroit
Gelato – Failed for total yeast and mold.
Superman OG – Failed for chemical residue.
Mimosa – Failed for bile-tolerant gram-negative bacteria and total coliforms.
Girl Scout Cookies – Failed for total yeast and mold.
Recall – Compassionate Care by Design All products failed for chemical residue:
Amnesia Lemon Kush
Are there potential dangers of smoking medical marijuana that’s failed testing?
Well, bacteria like E.coli and salmonella can potentially make you ill and could especially hurt sick patients. Moldy marijuana can affect people with weakened immune systems, causing respiratory or flu-like symptoms. And pesticides can be a real health concern if used on marijuana plants. Because if the product is inhaled, these toxins can have a direct route to your lungs and bloodstream and are dangerous to your health.
What should people do if they have bought recalled products from these stores?
Check your medical marijuana label for the license number and the production batch number. And if you have one of them, please return them to where they were purchased so that they can properly be disposed of.
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