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Recall illustrates complications of legalizing recreational pot


March 21, 2017

EO Media Capital Bureau

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has issued its first recall of recreational marijuana after testing of a brand sold at a Mapleton store showed it contained a level of pesticide residue that exceeds the state limit.

The OLCC, which oversees retail sales of recreational cannabis, said samples of Blue Magoo marijuana failed a test for pyrethin levels. Pyrethins are a mixture of six chemicals that are toxic to insects, according to the National Pesticide Information Center based at Oregon State University. Pyrethins are found in some chrysanthemum flowers, and in...

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