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Michigan recalls marijuana contaminated by dangerous fungicide

Michigan has recalled a batch of marijuana contaminated by a toxic chemical that was sold multiple dispensaries.

The recalled marijuana had dangerous levels of paclobutrazol, a fungicide that is “harmful if swallowed or absorbed through the skin,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

“We haven’t had any reports of anyone having symptoms,” said David Harns, a spokesman for the state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency. “But we encourage people to report any illnesses.”

The contaminated buds were sold at three dispensaries in Bay City and Detroit between Oct. 14 and Jan. 6, according to the state’s agency.

Friday’s recall is the latest in a series of marijuana recalls in Michigan after a safety compliance lab that tests marijuana for contaminates was accused of falsifying test results.

The state’s regulatory agency suspended Iron Laboratories on Aug. 16 after investigating numerous instances of inaccurate testing and false reporting. The laboratory’s medical license has been reinstated.

“The way our system works, a failed test stops the product from moving along the supply chain,” Harns said. “This failed test was not entered properly, so it was not stopped.” [Read more at UPI]

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