Colorado officials issue pesticides warning on XG Platinum-grown pot

Marijuana in flower at a Denver indoor grow facility in March 2013. (Joe Amon, Denver Post file)

Published: Feb 23, 2016, 7:02 pm

By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post

State health and agriculture officials issued a health and safety advisory Tuesday on pesticide-laced marijuana cultivated by a Colorado company.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued the warning after finding “potentially unsafe pesticide residues on retail marijuana plant material and marijuana products produced from marijuana cultivated by XG Platinum Corporation,” according to a state media release.

Unapproved pesticides, myclobutanil and etoxazole, were found in XG Platinum product samples in tests conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Affected products include marijuana flower, trim, concentrates, and infused-products.

“Consumers who have these affected products in their possession should return them to the retail stores from which they were purchased,” the release said.

Consumers are urged to check the label of their retail marijuana for the following license and harvest batch numbers: Retail Marijuana Cultivation License 403R-00160 and harvest batches from Jan. 11 and Jan. 28.

This is the second recall by the state under an executive order issued by Gov. John Hickenlooper last year. Several recalls have been issued by Denver officials.

Kieran Nicholson: 303-954-1822, knicholson@denverpost.com or @kierannicholson

This story was first published on DenverPost.com


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