Reintroduction of Products for Sale and Precautionary Voluntary Product Recall
As of May 2, 2017
"On May 16, 2017 Hydropothecary announced that the precautionary voluntary stop sale implemented on May 2, 2017 has been lifted. Clients can order their products as normal, through the online store or by calling our 24/7 line at 1-844-406-1852."
Additionally, Hydropothecary initiated a precautionary voluntary recall of fourteen lots of medical marijuana. This is the result of the presence of myclobutanil, a fungicide approved for use in agriculture (e.g. apples trees, almonds, strawberries, vegetables, soybeans and grape vines) but is not approved for use on cannabis. These products have tested positive for traces amounts over 0.01 parts per million (ppm), but no more than 0.08 ppm.
Health Canada has deemed this a Type III recall, defined as "a situation in which the use of, or exposure to, a product is not likely to cause any adverse health consequences." All affected clients are being notified.
Results of the lots now released for sale show no sign of contamination. Hydropothecary has begun posting these lots on our pesticide testing page found here: https://thehydropothecary.com/pesticide-test-results
We will continue to test product using its previously implemented voluntary testing program and support Health Canada’s mandatory testing initiative announced on May 5, 2017.
As part of our commitment to transparency to our clients and the public we are providing regular updates, here on our website.
Clarification from Health Canada on myclobutanil and cannabis (March 9, 2017):
Background on Reintroduction of Products for Sale and Precautionary Voluntary Product Recall:
Press Release: http://mwne.ws/2qngfM0
Regular Updates: see below beginning May 16, 2017
Background on Voluntary Stop-Sale:
On May 2, 2017 Hydropothecary announced a voluntary stop-sale and stop-shipment on all products.
Press release: http://mwne.ws/2p2ptcx
Daily updates: see below beginning May 2, 2017.