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Embargoed and Recalled Products

May 19, 2022 Product Recall

During routine lab inspections, OMMA discovered results that were not accurately reported by the testing lab.

OMMA issued a recall notice on May 19, 2022, 33 growers and processors affecting products tested by the lab.

List of Recalled Products (May 19, 2022)

An embargo is a hold on specific product(s) that were found to:
1) exceed the allowable testing thresholds set forth under our rules;
2) contain analytes that could be poisonous, harmful to health or otherwise unsuitable or unsafe for human consumption;
3) be in violation of applicable laws, rules or regulations.

Licensed businesses cannot engage in commercial activity (sale, donation, transfer, etc.) with embargoed products without the OMMA's permission. If your business is in possession of an embargoed product, you cannot send it to a waste facility (or other commercial license). You must await further instructions from the OMMA.

A recall takes place when the OMMA has ordered for the disposal of medical marijuana or medical marijuana products that have been sold to patients or caregivers AND meet at least one of the criteria below:
1) exceed allowable testing thresholds set forth under our rules;
2) are the subjects of an embargo or a derivative thereof;
3) fail to meet standards set forth in our rules

The commercial licensee whose harvest or production batch is being recalled shall bear the costs for disposal of all medical marijuana waste.

After issuing the recall, dispensaries that have sold the product and the commercial licensee who grew or produced the product must assist in the recall in any way they can.

If you or your caregiver purchased a product from the above list, do not consume the product. Contact the dispensary for more information.

An embargoed product is in a holding pattern until the courts can determine whether OMMA has the authority to seize and destroy the product in question.

A recall occurs once we have confirmation that a product has been sold to patients and meets one of the below criteria:

1) exceeds allowable testing thresholds set forth under our rules;
2) is the subject of an embargo or a derivative thereof;
3) fails to meet the standards set forth in our rules.

Put another way, if a product has been embargoed, a business (including a dispensary) cannot engage in any commercial activity with that product. They can't sell it, distribute it, transport it, dispose of it, etc. They must also tag the product so it's obvious the product is under an embargo.

If a product has been recalled, the product needs to be destroyed and the businesses who have sold the product (either to patients or other businesses) are responsible for assisting with the recall in any way they can. Patients or caregivers who have purchased a recalled product need to contact the dispensary from which they bought the item to determine how they should move forward in assisting with the recall.

The reason the product is embargoed or recalled is listed in the table above. In general, it is not advisable that a patient use or consume a product listed in the table above.

If you or a caregiver has purchased a product that is now embargoed, please hold onto it. If a product is embargoed, there are concerns related to the production or distribution of the product, but further investigation may show the product does not need to be recalled.

If you or a caregiver has purchased a product that is now recalled, please contact the dispensary from which you bought the product for further instructions.

If a dispensary is selling a product listed on this page, please notify the OMMA immediately through our complaint form.

Last Modified on Jun 08, 2022
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