Massachusetts regulators fined a marijuana grower/processor $120,000 for promoting vape cartridges in late 2018 and early 2019 that exceeded ethanol limits.
The state’s cannabis monitoring system flagged a transaction that confirmed a failed check for cartridges processed by Fitchburg-based Revolutionary Clinics.
Revolutionary Clinics, which mentioned it was unaware of the failed check, then performed an inside investigation that discovered a lab technician hadn’t learn the whole check outcomes on the cartridges, the State House News Service reported.
The excess ethanol was referenced on the fourth web page of the certificates of research. The technician has since been fired, in keeping with the information outlet.
For its half, Revolutionary Clinics, which additionally was placed on probation for 4 months, took accountability for the infraction.
The firm famous that it offered the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) with a full account of transactions involving merchandise with excess ethanol.
“Patient and consumer safety were not compromised during this time, and we accepted full responsibility for our shortcomings in 2019, as well as the fine levied by the CCC, which is now being announced publicly,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement Thursday.
Although the infraction didn’t pose a public-safety subject, Revolutionary Clinics mentioned it requested retailers to return unsold cartridges for a full refund.
The CCC just lately stepped up enforcement, imposing a complete of $800,000 in fines final month in opposition to three marijuana companies:
- Acreage Holdings, $250,000 for attempting to manage extra dispensaries than allowed by legislation.
- Garden Remedies, $200,000 for using banned chemical pesticides.
- Healthy Pharms, $350,000, for repeatedly using banned chemical compounds.