The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) is advising consumers and patients to avoid or take caution when consuming the cannabis products that were treated with an unapproved pesticide.
The CCB was notified that the certain cannabis and cannabis products had been treated with Ethephon at Clark Natural Medicinal Solutions. The impacted products include all usable cannabis (including cannabis flower, shake/trim and uninfused pre-rolls) harvested by Clark Natural between July 23, 2021 – January 5, 2023. All cannabis products properly sold by a licensed cannabis sales facility should have a product label on the packaging. The name of the cultivation facility which grew the cannabis and the harvest date can be found on the label, typically near the top.
The CCB is advising consumers to avoid consumption of said products. There is no reason to believe the cannabis sales facilities or cannabis testing facilities had any knowledge of the use of this unapproved pesticide; Ethephon is not on the list of pesticides the testing facilities must look for, and their test methods are not set up for detection of Ethephon.
It is believed the affected cannabis and cannabis products were sold between August 31, 2021 – January 9, 2023.