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California Recalls Cannabis Vapes Due to Pesticides

The state has reportedly known for months that products may contain dangerous toxins.

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Department of Cannabis Control

California's Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is issuing a mandatory recall of a single CUREpen PREMIUM THC OIL Vape Cartridge products due to the presence of the pesticide chlorfenapyr. The National Institutes of Health said chlorfenapyr a chemical compound of cyanide and a pesticide derived from a class of microbially produced compounds known as halogenated pyrroles. Its use is regulated in most areas due to its toxicity.

The DCC's recall applies specifically to the CurePen Orange Cookies 1G THC Cartridge manufactured by Alkhemist and packaged on or after Sept. 26, 2023. A full list of locations where the products were sold can be viewed here.

The DDC is advising any consumers who purchased the products and may be experiencing symptoms or any adverse reactions to contact their physician immediately.

Beginning, July 1, 2024, cannabis vape cartridges must be properly disposed of as hazardous waste at a household hazardous waste facility or other approved facility.

According to a recent report from the LA Times, California regulators have known for months about potentially hazardous chemicals in legal cannabis products.

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