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Colorado Regulators Recall Lead-laced Pre-rolls

By Leo Bear-McGuinness

Published: Mar 03, 2022   
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State regulators in Colorado have issued a health and safety notice after “potentially unsafe levels” of lead were found in a batch of pre-roll cannabis joints.

In a notice issued on February 28, the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said that the “Pre-Roll Joints Mix, Alaskan Cherry Chem Snake” products were sold between late November 2021 and early January 2022 by the retailer JEM Dutch Acres, located in Leadville, Colorado.

Any consumer in possession of such a product has been advised by the DOR to destroy it or return it to the initial retailer.

Any consumers who experience adverse health effects from the products have been advised to seek medical attention immediately and report the event to the Marijuana Enforcement Division by submitting a MED Reporting Form.

Lead exposure can result in significant health problems such as high blood pressure and abdominal pain even in otherwise healthy individuals. According to the World Health Organization, “there is no known level of lead exposure that is considered safe.”


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