JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) began an investigation after a complaint was made about a particular medical marijuana product purchased at a state-licensed dispensary this past weekend contained mold growth.
Due to the state regulations including the seed-to-sale track and trace requirements of Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, all facilities, patients and caregivers associated with this product batch have been notified and asked to not use this product until the investigation can be completed.
“The track and trace system is greatly aiding our team in this investigation and allowing us to quickly identify and notify all who may be impacted by this particular batch,” said Lyndall Fraker, director of the DHSS Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation. “A well-regulated program allows for this type of quick action so that we can protect patients.”
Patients and caregivers have been informed that they should not consume the product they purchased until the investigation can be completed.
DHSS has halted sales on all remaining product from the relevant batch. The relevant product batch passed all required testing prior to sale, but additional testing is being done at this time to determine the source of the mold.