California Cannabis Regulators Place Product Embargo On Prerolls, Vape Pens

California Cannabis Regulators Place Product Embargo On Prerolls, Vape Pens
California Cannabis Regulators Place Product Embargo On Prerolls, Vape Pens
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Tony Lange | November 20, 2023

The California Division of Hashish Management (DCC) put an embargo on three product batches within the state’s regulated market that it suspects had been doubtlessly adulterated.

The division despatched a letter Nov. 9 warning hashish program licensees that the continued sale of those merchandise would violate the Medicinal and Grownup-Use Regulation and Security Act (MAURSA), state regulation governing the trade, as first reported by SFGATE and confirmed by Hashish Enterprise Instances with DCC Media Relations Supervisor David Hafner.

The merchandise batches embrace:

  • Any and all “SHARK BITE – PACIFIC CHEMISTRY” Pre-Rolls from METRC Batch No. 1A406030000465D000001314;
  • Any and all “WEST COAST CURE – BISCOTTI” Disposable Vape Pens from METRC Batch No. 1A4060300009222000010348;
  • Any and all “CRU CANNABIS – MAI TAI” Disposable Vape Pens from METRC Batch No. 1A40603000020EC000009978.

“This stuff might not be eliminated or disposed of by sale or in any other case till permission for removing or disposal is given by the division or a court docket,” DCC officers wrote within the letter obtained by CBT. “The division is diligently conducting its investigation and can offer you additional data because it turns into accessible.”

In keeping with two particular subsections below the California Enterprise and Professions Code (BPC) listed by the DCC within the letter, division officers suspect the embargoed product batches may:

  1. Bear or include a toxic or deleterious substance that will render them injurious to customers below the situations of use urged within the labeling or below situations which are customary or traditional; or
  2. Bear or include a substance that’s restricted or restricted, and the extent of substance within the product(s) exceeds the bounds specified pursuant to state regulation.

Along with testing chemical profiles for cannabinoids to make sure product compounds are labeled correctly, California state law requires hashish and hashish merchandise to be examined by a licensed laboratory previous to sale to make sure contaminants like molds, residual solvents and pesticides are inside acceptable limits, based on DCC.

As well as, hashish is examined for overseas materials, together with, however not restricted to, hair, bugs, or related or associated adulterant.

The DCC was required below the California BCP to determine standardized testing strategies on the onset of 2023 for the trade.

“The final word objective is defending public well being and security by offering customers correct and constant data on the hashish they buy,” DCC Director Nicole Elliott said previous to implementing the standardized check strategies.

With merchandise from the three embargoed batches having already been on dispensary cabinets in California, the DCC may decide if a recall is critical as a part of its investigation, Hafner advised SFGATE.

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