Health Canada recalls mouldy batch of weed sold in Ontario dispensaries

Apr 9 2021, 10:20 am

Health Canada has issued a recall for a batch of cannabis sold at government-authorized dispensaries in Ontario because it may contain mould.

The recall affects one lot of Natural MedCo Ltd’s Eve & Co. Indica Blend dried cannabis.

“The use of, or exposure to a mouldy product may cause temporary adverse health consequences, where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote,” Health Canada said in its recall notice.

Side effects from smoking mouldy weed can include sneezing, coughing, wheezing, runny nose or nasal congestion, and watery eyes or itchy eyes, according to Canada’s health regulator.

Natural MedCo Ltd. has received two complaints about the product so far, but none of the complainants had any serious health issues arise from smoking it.

Health Canada said 994 units of the product were sold in both Ontario and New Brunswick between January 30, 2021, and April 7, 2021.

Anyone who purchased the product should stop using it and return it to the retailer where it was purchased. Ontario’s dispensaries are currently only open for curbside pickup because of the provincial Stay-at-Home order.

 

Megan DevlinMegan Devlin

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