A marijuana agency in Massachusetts was briefly shutdown by state well being officers for spraying vegetation with dangerous pesticides, in accordance with a report.
In a buzz-killing transfer, the corporate Triple M — which cultivates medical weed close to Plymouth — used unapproved chemical substances that might sicken people who smoke, Division of Public Well being officers informed The Boston Globe.
The agency was compelled to cease promoting weed at close by dispensaries Thursday as a result of it, “might pose an instantaneous or severe risk to the general public’s well being, security or welfare,” DPH officers mentioned, in accordance with the paper.
Triple M was slapped with a “cease-and-desist and quarantine” and compelled to “droop the sale of all medical marijuana merchandise” whereas officers examine, a spokeswoman mentioned.
However the firm fired again, claiming it used a pure pesticide derived from chrysanthemum flowers that’s been accepted to be used in different weed-legal states.
“The pure pesticides that Triple M used have been accepted in all 50 States for rising produce in addition to to be used on hashish in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, and Ohio,” the agency mentioned in a press release.
“Triple M solely used the pesticides in the course of the early levels of cultivation, by no means on the flower buds and ceased utilizing the pesticides on vegetation in September 2018,” the agency mentioned.
Triple M is the second medical marijuana firm to be closed down over pesticides in Massachusetts. In September, Good Chemistry in Bellingham was shuttered.