Mould Contamination Leads To UK Medical Cannabis Remember – HempGazette
The UK Government has recently issued an alert relating to health cannabis flower products affected by mold.
The UK Government’s website, which provides more information about the products that are affected, says:
“The importer and distributor of the aforementioned products (Eaststone Limited) has informed us of reports that two affected batches could possibly be infected with mold. Thus, these batches are being recalled as a precautionary measure. This recall is being issued as a company-led remember because of the limited number of packs distributed, also Eaststone Limited have complete traceability of the onward supply by their customers.”
Mould at a product that is inhaled isn’t a good thing in the best of times, however if a person’s health has compromised the consequences could be significant.
The UK’s Cancard was scathing in its evaluation of the circumstance.
“Many individuals in the united kingdom have spent thousands of pounds to become legally protected from prosecution because of carrying the medication that helps them, they do this in the belief that those goods are safer. The fact that individuals who suffer from chronic debilitating ailments are now suffering from mold toxicity simply for picking the legal route is unforgivable.”
Cancard is a initiative we have mentioned here on HempGazette in the past; supplying a”medical cannabis card” designed to offer a legal argument for exemption from prosecution for possession of cannabis.
Cancard claims small grow operations currently illegal in the united kingdom have greater quality control.
Perhaps that’s the case in the united kingdom, but across the pond at Canada, British Columbia’s public safety minister probably wouldn’t agree. His office says examining of cannabis captured from illegal retailers in B.C. has found that many samples contained contaminants that wouldn’t be permitted in that country’s legal cannabis marketplace.
“My message to folks who choose to consume cannabis is easy: buy from legal sellers whose regulated product is subject to federal requirements that are in place to protect you,” said Mike Farnworth, British Columbia Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
It is not clear if some of those samples were being marketed for medicinal usage (in Canada, recreational usage is valid ), but two dozen different pesticides were found, along with unacceptable levels of bacteria, parasites, arsenic and lead.