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California recalls more than a dozen weed products due to toxic mold. What's on the list?

Angela Rodriguez, The Sacramento Bee on

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The California Department of Cannabis Control has issued several recalls of cannabis products due to potential contamination with mold.

The weed products may have been contaminated with aspergillus, a “plant-infecting and toxigenic fungi” that is most commonly found in cannabis and hemp flowers, according to the National Institutes of Health. The U.S. government agency is responsible for biomedical and public health research.

“Aspergillus was the most common organism associated with infection of cannabis users,” the health agency said in a 2023 report.

Here are the weed products that were recalled in California due to aspergillus:

What weed products were recalled for mold?

There are two types of recalls, according to the California Department of Cannabis Control.

 

Mandatory recalls are ordered by the department when there’s an urgent and serious health risk. Voluntary recalls are conducted by cannabis businesses when a business discovers their cannabis product is mislabeled, defective, or unsafe.

The following cannabis products were subject to mandatory recalls on the specified dates due to potential aspergillus contamination:

—May 17: LAX Packs Premium Flower

—May 6: Canndescent California 100% Whole Flower Pre-rolls

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