A California cannabis company has voluntarily recalled one of its products because it contains a pesticide that was banned in 2020.
Grizzly Peak Farms, an indoor farm with locations in Oakland and San Diego, alerted state regulators on December 7 that a batch of its flower product with the strain name "Zoap" contains the pesticide chlorfenapyr. The batch was manufactured and packaged on September 15.
It is unclear how long the cannabis has been on the market, how much pesticide was discovered, and how many consumers may have been affected.
In October 2019, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)—a department within the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)—announced that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California would cease following an agreement with manufacturers to withdraw their products. The pesticide has been traditionally used for termite control and crop protection.
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