Vermont Cannabis Control Board halts sales after discovering pesticide

Vermont recalls product found to contain pesticides

The Vermont Cannabis Control Board issued a consumer protection warning after discovering that multiple strains produced by a cultivator contained impermissible pesticides. The Board started to investigate after receiving a complaint from a customer who felt ill after smoking a strain of Holland Cannabis flower. After testing several samples all came back positive for myclobutanil. Due to what the board is calling “pesticide contamination” all sales of Holland Cannabis flower are on pause. Chairman James Pepper of Vermont’s Cannabis Control Board told VTDigger that this is the first time his agency has discovered a contaminated product that somehow made its way onto store shelves. Chairman Pepper has also expressed his openness to establishing a state-run lab to protect consumers and expand the testing capacity in the state.

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