First Cannabis Recalls Hit California as Testing Rules Bite Down

Two California-based cannabis brands have voluntarily recalled their products from dispensaries since new quality-control regulations went into effect on July 1.

Investigators with the state Bureau of Cannabis Control are still attempting to determine how the tainted products made it through the testing stage and onto dispensary shelves, an agency spokesman told Leafly News.

These two voluntary recalls are to date the only known instances in which potentially harmful marijuana products were potentially sold to consumers in California following the institution of new, strict controls on pesticides and other contaminants.

But the situation is also baffling and frustrating California testing labs and cannabis-industry product producers, who say the episode reflects problems with the current quality-control standards were introduced.

Gotta keep those weeds clean!