US (MO): Judge dismisses cannabis company’s lawsuit against state to stop recall

A Missouri judge denied a cannabis company’s effort to stop the recall of 62,000 products containing the company’s THC concentrate that the state deemed a “potential threat to health and safety.”

The company, Delta Extraction, is a Robertsville-based licensed cannabis manufacturer that specializes in making THC distillate, a highly potent and pure form of THC used for things like vape pens, infused pre-rolled joints, and edibles.

On Aug. 2, the state regulating agency suspended Delta Extraction’s license after accusing the company of sourcing untested “cannabis or converted hemp from outside of a Missouri licensed cultivation facility.” The state issued an administrative hold on the products days after and then a full product recall on Aug. 14.

Delta Extraction argued in its Aug. 16 motion for a temporary restraining order that the state’s actions were an “unlawful campaign to destroy Delta’s business through arbitrary, unjustified, and unexplained administrative actions targeting Delta’s products.”

Cole County Circuit Judge Cotton Walker ruled that the company did not have grounds to challenge the recall because it has not exhausted the administrative appeal process.


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