US (MO): Regulators not sure if recalled products pose health risks

Cannabis dispensaries and warehouses across Missouri are holding on to more than 62,000 products in special vaults. The state suspects that they were infused with a questionable THC concentrate, or distillate, purchased from a Robertsville-based licensed cannabis manufacturer called Delta Extraction.

Delta Extraction is fighting to get the August 14 recall overturned — and one of the company’s main arguments is that the products were tested by state-licensed labs and don’t pose a health risk that would require a full recall. Delta’s general manager, Jack Maritz, told the Administrative Hearing Commission on August 14 that the distillate has been distributed throughout the entire state of Missouri for more than a year.

“We’ve had it spread out to a whole bunch of manufacturers throughout the state that have all made products… and all gotten those mandatory tested,” Martiz said. “We’ve never heard of a failed test or someone getting sick or anything like that.”

But in the midst of making that argument, Delta revealed it had been importing out-of-state concentrated THC oil made from industrial hemp — which is completely unregulated — and mixing it with a small amount of cannabis concentrate in order to create the product then sold as pure cannabis.


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