Here’s one piece of news that says a lot about the quality of marijuana products these days.
Two weeks ago, Denver health officials issued a food safety advisory for Autopilot, a marijuana-infused capsule manufactured by RX Green. According to the advisory, any Omega-3 and THC pills made by the manufacturer before September 17 should be discarded due to health safety reasons, even if there have been no reports of illness due to the products. They come with a license number of 404R-00109.
“This advisory is due to concerns regarding the manufacturing process and lack of temperature controls in place to prevent bacterial growth,” Denver’s Department of Environmental Health said in an advisory issued after a food safety inspection on the firm.
This highlights the problem that many marijuana businesses are facing these days: the lack of quality control. With limited studies to back up marijuana’s medicinal claims, cannabis’ pioneering entrepreneurs have to tread on thin ice before they finally gain solid footing in the industry.
Still, RX Green won’t budge. According to company spokesman Josh Meacham, the advisory is based on an incomplete analysis by Denver health officials.
“We stand by our product 100 percent,” he said. “They just took it upon themselves to issue this advisory.”
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