Another medical marijuana recall has been ordered in Canada. The recall was ordered after medical marijuana company Tilray detected bacteria in samples from three harvests. This is the third medical marijuana recall that I have heard of in Canada. The first one ever issued was in April of last year when Greenleaf Medicinals of British Columbia had to issue a recall due to problems with their production practices. The other one I have posted about involved Peace Naturals Project Inc. issuing a recall for selling medical marijuana that was ‘too potent.’ Below is recall information for the most recent recall by Tilray:
Tilray is voluntarily recalling three marijuana for medical purposes products due to positive bacterial testing: Sativa House Blend (Lot number: 5411 9952 8740 9514), Hybrid House Blend (Lot number: 6889 8271 1515 4149) and Indica House Blend (Lot number: 3470 2895 9118 1906).
During the course of a regular inspection conducted under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, Health Canada inspectors tested the above products to ensure compliance with the regulation.
Tilray’s clients should consult with a healthcare professional if they have concerns about their health related to the use of this product.
Tilray is contacting the clients who received the affected lots and is instructing them to immediately discontinue use of any marijuana from these lots that they may still have in their possession. If clients wish to destroy the product at home, they should add water to the marijuana to render it unusable, mix it with cat litter and dispose of it with regular household waste. Clients with questions regarding return of product should contact Tilray directly.
The company has indicated that it has not received any reports of adverse events associated with the use of this product. Further, Health Canada has not received any reports of adverse reactions.
Producers of marijuana for medical purposes are subject to compliance and enforcement measures similar to those in place for other producers of controlled substances. They must meet strict security, control and reporting requirements, and they are regularly inspected.
Dried marijuana is not an approved drug or medicine in Canada. Possession and use of marijuana remains illegal in Canada unless authorized under the regulations with the support of a doctor or nurse practitioner.