August 15, 2014 6:34 pm

Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. recalls batch due to mould

VANCOUVER – Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. is voluntarily recalling a batch of marijuana for medical purposes.

The company says White Widow batch (Lot L0004) contains mould.

During the course of regular inspection, conducted under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, Health Canada inspectors learned that two customers had complained to the company about the product’s appearance. When the company tested samples they found the mould.

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Health Canada says mould does not present a significant risk to Canadians that are healthy, but for Canadians whose immune system is weakened by other serious illnesses, mould can cause infections.

Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. is instructing clients to immediately discontinue use of any marijuana from this batch. Clients should return the marijuana by contacting Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. to obtain appropriate packaging and postage paid shipping container.  If clients wish to destroy the product at home, they should add water to the marijuana to render it unusable, mix it with cat litter to mask the odour and dispose of it with regular household waste.

The company and Health Canada say they have not received reports of anyone becoming ill with the use of this product.

Dried marijuana is not an approved drug or medicine in Canada. Possession and use of marijuana remains illegal in Canada unless authorized under the regulations with the support of a doctor or nurse practitioner.

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