Follows a Variety of Vaping Related Injuries and Deaths
Ohio issued a stunning recall of a second strain of medical marijuana this week. This comes after health and safety concerns over the bud sold to medical patients in the state.
Cleveland.com covered the incredible news, as the Purple Bomb flower sold at Rise Lorain, the Forst Sandusky, and Rise Toledo stores were potentially defective. In addition, the product may also be known as the Organic Strawberry. The state issued the recall because the product was untested for heavy metals, water activity, microbials, mycotoxins, and foreign matter. All of this together spells very bad news for consumers.
This isn’t the first case of such a recall either, as previously noted. The first recall began in November over a rosin by by One Orijin. All of this follows the opening of the first dispensaries in the Buckeye State since mid-January.
The following represents yet another risk faced by consumers over the last year. The dozens of deaths and injuries over improper vaping flavors led to state bans and national restrictions. This case is remarkably similar, and has national implications.
The lack of proper testing is also a concern in the legal marijuana states. For example, California may be the biggest example. The state’s new regulations underscore the potential risk for consumers. Untested strains of marijuana in un-inspected growing and harvesting facilities could lead to severe risks of lung damage or worse.
What are My Legal Options?
Whether or not you are from Ohio, this recall may affect you. Legal marijuana sold both for recreational and medical purposes may be defective. This includes the recall in that state, as well as potential issues in legal places such as California, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. Altogether, this represents a risk requiring more research. There are many medical and legal concerns. This includes state regs and more.
The legal experts at the Ehline Law Firm APLC research this topic daily. It is important for all consumers. And it’s a product safety issue. These two topics are our specialty. Keep it here for more info on the recalls and more. We update our site daily.