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Evergreen Herbal issues voluntary recall after BMF, New Leaf pesticide problems

By Sue Vorenberg
Cannabis Daily Record

Evergreen Herbal has issued a voluntary recall of three edible items after learning that one of its suppliers was fined for illegal pesticide use by the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board.

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The items are: Hibiscus Quencher, Strawberry Quencher, and CBD Dark Chocolate 420 Bars made before Nov. 12, 2015.

The two Washington companies caught using illegal pesticides are New Leaf (Dama) and BMF Washington (maker of Liberty Reach, JuJu Joints and Jackpot Seaweed products, among others). Both New Leaf and BMF were issued stop sale orders from the LCB in December, 2015.

The LCB also issued a more detailed analysis of New Leaf’s issues here: New Leaf.

The product recall notice from Evergreen Herbal is below:

Today, we learned of the article in The Seattle Times regarding prohibited pesticides used in recreational marijuana produced by New Leaf (Dama). We have determined that the only Evergreen Herbal products that may be affected are products that contain CBD oil purchased from Dama. The affected batches were manufactured before November 12th, 2015.

Please note that NO Dama flower, trim or oil has been used in the production for our LoudVape concentrates (Live Resin, Wax & Shatter, and Cartridges). This distinction is important because the CBD Dama Oil was limited to Evergreen Herbal CBD edibles (Hibiscus Quencher, Strawberry Quencher, and CBD Dark Chocolate 420 Bar). According to a Dama representive their CBD oil did not test positive for the chemical. The chemical deemed dangerous, myclobutanil, is most harmful when heated and inhaled. More information can be found here:

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/marijuana/pot-products-recalled-in-colorado-for-pesticides-but-not-in-washington/

Evergreen Herbal, in its commitment to safety and integrity, is issuing a voluntary recall of products containing Dama oil. This is a voluntary recall and no formal recall has been mandated by the WSLCB. The lot numbers for edible products containing Dama oil are listed below. Our commitment to high quality and safe products will continue to be our priority, and we will gladly address all questions and concerns.

Your understanding and patience while we work to resolve this issue is appreciated. Thank you for your continued business and support.

Last Four Digits
Strawberry – 2605, 2476, 1357, 1913, 0605
Hibiscus – 2119, 1788
CBD Dark Chocolate – 5430, 5742, 5429

Sincerely,

The Evergreen Herbal team

Several news stories from around the web go into more detail about the pesticide issues and recall. For more information, check out these links:

Ganjapreneur: Washington Experiences First Cannabis Recall Due to Pesticides

The Stranger: Washington State Fines Two Marijuana Growers For Using Prohibited Pesticides

The Stranger: There May Be Harmful Pesticides on Your Pot (November, 2015)

Seattle Times: Pot products recalled for pesticides in Colorado, but not in Washington (written in Feb. 2016 prior to the recall)

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