Moldy pot may have been sold at a state-licensed dispensary over the weekend, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said without naming the dispensary.
Saturday was the first day that qualified people could legally purchase medical marijuana in the state. Missouri voters approved the sale of medical marijuana in November 2018, and the state approved medical marijuana users, growers, laboratories and dispensaries earlier this year. But a backlog delayed product from arriving at stores. The state expects most of the 192 licensed dispensaries to open by the end of the year.
The state agency said in a news release late Tuesday that it’s investigating a complaint that “a particular medical marijuana product” contained mold growth, and that all facilities, patients and caregivers associated with the product batch were notified and asked not to use it until the investigation is completed.
A spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a question asking where the product was sold.
The state has halted sales on all remaining product from the relevant batch, which passed all required testing prior to sale.
“Initial visual inspection of the remaining product from the relevant batch has not indicated a concern, but this additional laboratory testing is underway as part of the investigation,” the release said. “No other concerns or adverse reactions have been reported from the more than 200 individuals who purchased this product, but anyone who thinks they may be experiencing an adverse reaction should seek medical attention and should notify the DHSS Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation.”