Denver-based cannabis company Mountain High Suckers voluntarily recalled 99,574 packages of edible products earlier this week in the city’s largest pot recall ever.
Among the edibles recalled were a variety of suckers, lozenges, and powdered candy. They were recalled after trace amounts of imidacloprid and myclobutanil—two pesticides that have been banned from cannabis cultivation in Denver—were discovered.
“A couple of weeks ago it was brought to our attention that our products may contain pesticides that have been deemed unusable on cannabis,” the company said in a statement published on its Facebook page.
“We decided to take a proactive step and submit samples of all of our products for pesticide testing so we can help make sure that our products are safe.”
“The results of the tests have come through and we ask that anyone who possesses any of our products with the following concentrate batch numbers to please dispose of them promptly and responsibly.”
According to The Cannabist, the official cannabis section of The Denver Post, this latest recall is the 15th recall in Denver over the past 16 weeks.
The huge majority of these recalls have had to do with pesticide use, which has become a significant concern this year among lawmakers, dispensaries, cultivators, and pot users alike.
The possible effects of pesticides on consumers are still largely unknown, although early studies have raised concerns.
Local Denver news station Fox 31 reported that “there have been no reports of illness and the possible health impact of consuming marijuana products with unapproved pesticide residues is unknown, the City of Denver said.”
“Consumers with concerns about their personal health should contact their physician with related questions.”
The Cannabist maintains a complete list of recalled marijuana products here.
Although researchers are still studying the effects pesticides may have on consumers, market analysts have already predicted that new regulations being put in place to ensure safe cultivation may lead to increasing cannabis prices in 2016.