Colorado issues health advisory after pesticide residue is found on some pot products

DENVER (KKTV) - Colorado state officials have issued a health advisory for some pot products after pesticide residue was detected.

The affected products are cultivated by Crossroads Wellness LLC dba Boulder Botanics, said the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) in a release Wednesday, and include marijuana flower, trim, concentrates and infused-products.

"CDPHE and DOR deem it a threat to public health and safety when pesticides that are not on the list of approved pesticides for marijuana use as determined by CDA are applied in a manner inconsistent with the pesticide’s label," DOR said in the release.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) confirmed the presence of off-label pesticides Bifenthrin and Diuron after testing product samples.

Consumers who have the affected products are advised to return them to the medical center where they were purchased. The following are up for recall:

Medical Optional Cultivation License 403-00325 and/or Medical Marijuana Center License 402-00223

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"All affected marijuana has a label affixed to the container that at a minimum indicates the license number of the medical marijuana business that cultivated the marijuana. Consumers should check the label of their medical marijuana for the following license number and harvest batch numbers." - Colorado Dept. of Revenue