Denver’s Green Man Cannabis recalls marijuana products due to possible pesticide exposure

Samples of marijuana and marijuana-infused products the Denver-based cultivation company contained residual levels of illegal, off-label pesticides.

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The Denver Department of Environmental Health is investigating whether marijuana and products from Green Man Cannabis were exposed to unsafe pesticides.

Samples of marijuana and marijuana-infused products grown by the Denver-based cultivation company could contain residual levels of illegal, off-label pesticides, according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Green Man Cannabis is voluntarily recalling the marijuana and products that could be unsafe, the city announced Thursday.

“The Colorado Department of Agriculture is investigating whether marijuana and marijuana-infused products grown by the company had residual levels of pesticides that are not allowed. A final decision has not been made,” said department spokeswoman Christi Lightcap in an email.

There were no immediate reports of illness.

Marijuana and products subject to the recall were sold at Green Man Cannabis stores located at 1355 Santa Fe Drive and 7289 E. Hampden Ave. in Denver. The marijuana and marijuana products bear a label that lists an OPC License number of 403-00738, 403-00361 or 403R-00201. All plant material and derived products originating from these cultivation facilities are subject to the recall.

“Consumers who have these recalled products should dispose of the products them or return them to the store from which they were purchased. For more information about the recall, Green Man Cannabis LLC can be reached at recall@greenmancannabis.com,” the city said in an alert.

The possible health impact of consuming marijuana products with unapproved pesticide residues is unknown. Short- and long-term health impacts may exist depending on the specific product, duration, frequency, level of exposure and route of exposure. People with concerns about their personal health should contact their physician with related questions, the city said.

At least a dozen companies had to make recalls last year due to the possible or actual presence of unsafe pesticides, according to the city’s website.

Consumers with questions or concerns about recalled product or pesticide residues in marijuana products are encouraged to contact the product retailer and/or the DEH Public Health Inspections division at phicomments@denvergov.org or 720-913-1311.

Due to an error by the city of Denver, the article has been updated from an earlier version to show the situation is still under investigation.

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