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The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has identified inaccurate and/or unreliable results of products tested by laboratories Viridis North, LLC and Viridis Laboratories, LLC.

A link to the locations affected by the recall is at the end of this information

In the interest of public health and safety, the MRA is issuing this health and safety advisory bulletin for all marijuana products tested by Viridis  Laboratories, LLC (license numbers SC-000009 and AU-SC-000113) and Viridis North, LLC (license numbers SC-000014 and AU-SC-000103) except for inhalable marijuana concentrate products such as:

  • Vape carts.
  • Live resin.
  • Distillate.
  • Any other cannabis concentrate created through residual solvent extractions.

The marijuana products impacted have a test date between August 10, 2021 and November 16, 2021. All marijuana product labels are required to list the name and license number of the safety compliance facility that conducted the testing and date the product was tested.

Note: An MRA investigation is still on-going.

Consumers who have marijuana products in their possession that meet the recall criteria may return the products to the marijuana sales location where they were purchased for proper disposal. Consumers with weakened immune systems or lung disease are at the highest risk for health-related incidents such as aspergillosis, which can impact lung function, if these potentially harmful products are consumed.

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

Marijuana sales locations that sold product covered by this bulletin must display this recall notice on the sales floor, visible to all customers, for 30 days from the date of this notice. Marijuana sales locations that receive adverse product reactions from consumers should report the adverse product reactions to the agency at MRA-Enforcement@michigan.gov and document these reports in METRC.

Licensees with products remaining in their inventory that meet the recall criteria have the following options:

  • Destroy the product and provide proof of destruction: MRA-Compliance@michigan.gov.
  • Have the product retested for the microbials compliance panel.
  • Send the product back to the original licensee source so they can destroy or have the product retested as a larger batch.

Licensees that opt to have product sent back or retested will need to create new METRC packages with new METRC identification numbers prior to transferring or submitting the products for testing. Additional guidance can be provided to licensees who need assistance in creating these packages by reaching out to MRA-Compliance@michigan.gov.

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has identified inaccurate and/or unreliable results of products tested by laboratories Viridis North, LLC and Viridis Laboratories, LLC.

In the interest of public health and safety, the MRA is issuing this health and safety advisory bulletin for all marijuana products tested by Viridis  Laboratories, LLC (license numbers SC-000009 and AU-SC-000113) and Viridis North, LLC (license numbers SC-000014 and AU-SC-000103) except for inhalable marijuana concentrate products such as:

  • Vape carts.
  • Live resin.
  • Distillate.
  • Any other cannabis concentrate created through residual solvent extractions.

The marijuana products impacted have a test date between August 10, 2021 and November 16, 2021. All marijuana product labels are required to list the name and license number of the safety compliance facility that conducted the testing and date the product was tested.

Note: An MRA investigation is still on-going.

Consumers who have marijuana products in their possession that meet the recall criteria may return the products to the marijuana sales location where they were purchased for proper disposal. Consumers with weakened immune systems or lung disease are at the highest risk for health-related incidents such as aspergillosis, which can impact lung function, if these potentially harmful products are consumed.

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

Marijuana sales locations that sold product covered by this bulletin must display this recall notice on the sales floor, visible to all customers, for 30 days from the date of this notice. Marijuana sales locations that receive adverse product reactions from consumers should report the adverse product reactions to the agency at MRA-Enforcement@michigan.gov and document these reports in METRC.

Licensees with products remaining in their inventory that meet the recall criteria have the following options:

  • Destroy the product and provide proof of destruction: MRA-Compliance@michigan.gov.
  • Have the product retested for the microbials compliance panel.
  • Send the product back to the original licensee source so they can destroy or have the product retested as a larger batch.

Licensees that opt to have product sent back or retested will need to create new METRC packages with new METRC identification numbers prior to transferring or submitting the products for testing. Additional guidance can be provided to licensees who need assistance in creating these packages by reaching out to MRA-Compliance@michigan.gov.

Sales Locations – 11/17/21 Marijuana Product Recall (30 Pages)

On November 17, 2021, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) issued a Notification of Marijuana Product Recall for all marijuana products tested by Viridis Laboratories, LLC (license numbers SC-000009 and AU-SC-000113) and Viridis North, LLC (license numbers SC000014 and AU-SC-000103) except for inhalable marijuana concentrate products such as vape carts, live resin, distillate, and any other cannabis concentrate created through residual solvent extractions. The marijuana products impacted have a test date between August 10, 2021 and November 16, 2021.

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mra/Sales_Locations_Nov_17_Recall_741599_7.pdf

End MRA Release

Cannabis flower being recalled is about 64,000 pounds. In October, 24,000 pounds of flower were sold in Michigan. Estimated this recall likely affects more than $200 million worth of marijuana product.

Just who is going to win and lose in this remains to be seen. Is there something deeper and how deep does it go?

Medical Marijuana Patients with Caregivers should have no worries about shortages of medicine

Who is Viridis Laboratories?

They used to do forensic science for the Michigan State Police. Throwing people in jail. Now they test cannabis.

Viridis Laboratories recently announced its Bay City location has received accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 and the Americans for Safe Access (ASA) requirements, the highest accreditation awarded to cannabis testing laboratories, and a Patient Focused Certification (PFC) through the Americans for Safe Access. Viridis is the only cannabis testing laboratory system in Michigan to be accredited and certified to these additional requirements for cannabis testing laboratories.

The Bay City location received its accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), the leading cannabis testing accrediting body in the United States.

“As cannabis continues to be legalized in states across the country, it has never been more important to promote health and safety by providing consistent, safe and high-quality cannabis products to patients and adult-use consumers,” said Greg Michaud, CEO of Viridis Laboratories. “A2LA’s revered accreditation program confirms Viridis’ commitment to providing cutting-edge, accurate testing as Michigan’s premier cannabis testing laboratory and ensures companies provide products consistently free of harmful chemicals and foreign matter. We are truly honored that our dedication to excellence and high standards has allowed us to receive this prestigious accreditation.”

Laboratory accreditation is a lengthy process of independent, third-party review that validates Viridis’ continued commitment to quality assurance throughout its operations.

With both the Lansing and Bay City laboratories A2LA-accredited and PFC certified, the labs’ customers will have greater confidence in the safety and concentration of their cannabis products.

Here’s a few articles about the recall

Here’s some Michigan “Science” lab historical articles. There’s plenty more. If you go national it just gets worse.

List From The Marshall Project which just started in 2014.

Meanwhile…

Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all counts in Kenosha trial

Jurors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Friday declared Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts, capping off an intense trial surrounding the deadly unrest in that city last summer. 

Rittenhouse, 18, would have faced a mandatory life sentence if found guilty and convicted of first-degree intentional homicide.

The verdict came on the fourth day of deliberations and 15th day of the trial.

Click here to read more here

WATCH AGAIN: KYLE RITTENHOUSE LEARNS HIS FATE AT KENOSHA TRIAL pic.twitter.com/XgGnuzypzf

— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 19, 2021

In the future this twitter post may not be here. You’ll know why then as we know why now.

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