The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MMRA) has issued a recall for products tested over the past three months by Viridis Laboratories and Viridis North, according to CBS News. Affecting over 400 retail locations around the state, the agency announced the recall after noticing “inaccurate and/or unreliable results.”
Regulators say products like vape cartridges, live resin, and distillates tested between August 10 and November 16 have the most potential to do harm, especially to patients who are immuno-compromised or with lung disease. The agency asks consumers to be wary of lung infections caused by mold, like aspergillosis, the report says.
The MMRA wants consumers to return covered products to the point of purchase and stores are encouraged to destroy recalled products and provide proof of the destruction, or return the products to the original producer. Viridis Labs says they are “fully cooperating” with the agency.
“While we strongly disagree with this decision and firmly stand by our test results, we are fully cooperating with the MRA and working closely with our customers to minimize interruptions and retest affected products at no cost,” the company’s CEO Greg Michaud told CBS News in a statement.
“We look forward to continuing to serve our amazing customers using the best, most cutting-edge scientific methods available so we can fulfill our mission of promoting the health and safety of patients and adult-use consumers,” he said.