Massive Marijuana Recall Spurred by Production Worker Licking Joints

 marijuana pre-roll

(WWJ) Some marijuana products are being recalled in Michigan, because somebody licked them.

The affected "pre-roll" products were sold all over the state, according to the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA), at retail outlets in Detroit, Ferndale, River Rouge, Hazel Park, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Bay City, Traverse City, Quincy, Lowell, Negaunee, and Lapeer.

The investigation into the operations of 3843 Euclid LLC’s medical and adult-use marijuana processor facilities began late last month, MRA said, after someone saw an employee at the business licking pre-roll marijuana products while he was putting them together.

As officials investigate, the adult-use (recreational) processor license of 3843 Euclid LLC in Bay City has been suspended for two weeks. 

"In the interest of the public health and safety," the MRA says it has also issued an order placing all  “pre-roll” marijuana products in the 3843 Euclid's inventory on an "administrative hold," stopping all sales and transfer of the products. In response to the order, 3843 Euclid voluntarily ceased all processing activities as of the close of business on July 31, and told MRA that business intends to remain inactive while awaiting further instruction.

As of Thursday, the investigation was ongoing. 

The company may yet face disciplinary action, which could include an an order of summary suspension, a formal complaint, and/or a consent order to resolve any violations identified in the investigation. Any violations of this stipulated order may result in fines and/or other sanctions under state law and/or associated administrative rules, MRA said.

Anyone who bought the contaminated pre-rolls should return them to the provisioning center or retailer where they were purchased for proper disposal. Provisioning centers are instructed to notify patients and caregivers who purchased these pre-rolls of the recall.

Consumers who have experienced symptoms after using these products should report their symptoms and product use to their physician. Consumers can report any adverse product reactions to the MRA via email: MRA-Enforcement@michigan.gov or via phone: 517-284-8599.

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