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No mold detected in DHSS medical marijuana investigation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services wrapped up an investigation looking into mold growth on a medical marijuana product prompted by a consumer complaint.

Department officials say no mold was detected in the product.

A release from the health department said the product batch was retested, which confirmed the original results.

"While isolated incidents of mold growth will occur, as with any natural product and as is common in other regulated marijuana states, DHSS will continue to take any claim of product safety issues in medical marijuana very seriously and will investigate all credible complaints," the release said.

Health officials contacted more than 200 people who purchased the product about the complaint but no other reports of mold were received, according to the release.

After being voter-approved two years ago, the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened up less than a week ago.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.

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