This is some Straight OUT BS!!!!!! So much for safe, tested products in dispensaries. This is the state the corporates who sell this contaminated weed, this is not medical cannabis, is trying to push Caregivers out the door. Not One Caregiver Product in the State of Michigan ever faced a recall or a complaint from a patient stated the agency over seeing the cannabis programs here, this was stated by the head of it, Andrew Brisbo a few years ago. Yet they want to get rid of caregivers so they can only be the ones to supply. They forget everyone over the age of 21 can grow, it is not caregivers supplying the black market, we are working with patients, legally. But we are their threat they believe. It is disgusting, money over patients, and every state ends up doing this once they legalize rec. Money is more important than people's health. Outright disgusted. Legalizing is not what folks had wished for.
More than 500 ounces of potentially contaminated marijuana — including some that tested positive for a fungus that can lead to lung infections or death — was quietly returned to store shelves in Michigan late last year, an MLive investigation revealed.
The action was the latest in a chain of events set in motion by a November 2021 recall of nearly 64,000 pounds of marijuana deemed potentially unsafe by the state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA).
The recall was prompted by a lack of faith in results from Viridis, a Michigan-based laboratory with two locations. Retests following the recall found some of cannabis contained higher than allowable levels of yeast and mold, and in some cases, the potentially dangerous banned pathogenic fungus, aspergillus, which can cause lung infections leading to death.
However, when a state judge reversed parts of the recall, state regulators said they had few options but to release the marijuana that failed retesting for possible sale. In fact, emails obtained by MLive via the Freedom of Information Act, show at least nine growers or retailers pressured the state to release their product from holds, despite the fact that it failed retesting.
MRA spokesman David Harns told MLive on Jan. 13 that nearly 32 pounds -- that’s 513 ounces of marijuana -- failed safety testing, yet made it to store shelves with no clear indicator on packaging notifying customers of potential danger.
“This product has been sold” or “is currently available for sale,” Harns said.
There were 2,475 other individual products -- items not sold as loose flower, potentially pre-rolled joints -- that also failed testing and were cleared for sale.
Harns said the figure doesn’t include an additional unidentified amount of failed marijuana remaining at processing or grow facilities that had yet to ship to retail stores.
Michigan marijuana recall reversal let businesses sell contaminated cannabis