US (MO): Companies can now work with state to destroy recalled products

Companies around Missouri have been required to store nearly 63,000 recalled cannabis products since early August. But if they want to destroy that product, they can now consult with state cannabis regulators about how to do it after a September 29 hearing on the recall was postponed until at least December.

Licensed cannabis businesses may not take action on the recalled product without permission from the state, said Lisa Cox, spokeswoman for the agency that oversees the state’s cannabis program, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, in an email to The Independent Thursday.

“If a licensee wishes to voluntarily destroy product on hold, they should contact the department to discuss,” Cox said. However, it’s possible, she said, that the case surrounding the recall could be resolved by October 20. Robertsonville-based cannabis manufacturer Delta Extraction has asked the Administrative Hearing Commission to rescind the company’s license suspension and rollback the recall.

The company’s attorney, Chuck Hatfield, said he also “hopes and believes” the matter can be resolved by October 20 or sooner. “We’re providing all the records that they’re asking for,” Hatfield said. “We’re making folks available to them for interviews, and we have been doing that since the first day that this was raised. Delta Extraction is an open book.”


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