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Colorado’s Cannabis Regulator Issues Warning About Moldy Cannabis Flower

By Leo Bear-McGuinness

Published: Oct 28, 2022   
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Regulators in Colorado have found “potentially unsafe” levels of Aspergillus mold on batches of medical cannabis flower.

The flower was produced by the company SDJ, LLC, which operates under the brand name Living Rose Wellness.

In a notice published on October 26, the Colorado Department of Revenue and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) deemed the mold a “threat to public health and safety” as the recorded levels of total yeast and mold found on the flower were above the acceptable limits established in Colorado Marijuana Rule 4-115.

According to the notice, the affected harvest batches hadn’t been submitted for testing, which is required by state law. When the batches were eventually tested, the Department of Revenue found levels of total yeast and mold and Aspergillus that exceeded the permitted limit.

Some of the affected Living Rose Wellness products include its Ice Cream Cake, Hollands, Cookies, Mai Tai, Crazy Glue, and Blue Dream flower products. A full list of affected products can be found here.

Any consumer who owns any affected products has been advised by the regulators to destroy them or return them to the store from which they were purchased.

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


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