For the 13th straight week, Denver’s Department of Environmental Health has issued recalls on cannabis products. The most recent recall occurred when the Denver-based marijuana company Advanced Medical Alternatives voluntarily recalled 27 cartridges of its THC-infused vape pen oil.
The company recalled the cartridges because the oil was found to contain potentially dangerous pesticides that are no longer allowed in Colorado cannabis production.
“Advanced Medical Alternatives, LLC is committed to excellence in providing safe and the highest quality products to its customers,” the company said in a statement published on its website.
“Accordingly, the company has voluntarily recalled certain products that may contain potentially unsafe pesticide residues.”
“Furthermore, the company is voluntarily implementing a new testing program for each crop produced by the corporation and , and that is incorporated into products produced by the company,” the statement explained.
“The company will continue to strive to be a leader in developing the highest industry standards. Thank you in advance for your continued support of such efforts and the company.”
According to The Cannabist, The Denver Post’s marijuana news and culture section, this is Advanced Medical Alternatives’ second recall in eight days.
Along with Advanced Medical Alternatives, Colorado-based marijuana companies EdiPure and Gaia’s Garden have also had multiple product recalls in 2015.
The Cannabist maintains a complete list of recalled pot products here. The bulk of cannabis-related recalls in Colorado this year have been related in one way or another to the use of pesticides.
Cannabis pesticides have become a hot topic in 2015, as concerns over the potentially negative effects pesticides may have on consumers have risen.
In response to these concerns, lawmakers in states where marijuana has become legal have started drafting stricter regulations and requiring more rigid screening processes.
While the outcomes and effectiveness of such measures remain to be seen, experts recently predicted that marijuana prices in Oregon would dramatically increase in 2016 as a result of these more intensive and more expensive screening and testing requirements.