Marijuana

Colorado Regulators Recall All Drip Marijuana Products

Drip produces infused beverages and condiments, as well as marijuana concentrate and pre-rolled joints under the brand Drip 710.
Drip produces infused beverages and condiments, as well as marijuana concentrate and pre-rolled joints under the brand Drip 710. Kate McKee Simmons
The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has issued a recall notice for all products made by Drip, a Denver-based marijuana extractor and edibles manufacturer.

According to the MED's announcement of the recall, investigators found medical and recreational marijuana products that were "untested, not tested properly, and in certain cases, were confirmed to contain levels of contaminants above the acceptable limits." Because of the multiple infractions, the MED and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have labeled all Drip products, both medical and recreational, as a potential threat to public health.

According to the MED and Drip founder Vonna Davis, Drip voluntarily moved for the recall. Davis says she found that products weren't being tested or categorized properly by an employee, and that she has since retrained her employees.

The products were sold to consumers prior to November 18. All medical marijuana products made by Drip have a business license number of 404-00615 on their packaging; Drip's license number for recreational products is 404R-00338.

The health and safety notice, sent out late December 3, listed potency and homogeneity rules as the reasoning behind the contaminant flag, but didn't include the contaminants for which Drip had tested positive.

The Drip website shows that the company produces infused beverages and condiments, as well as marijuana concentrate and hash-infused pre-rolled joints under the brand Drip 710.

Although marijuana testing is required in Colorado, it's the responsibility of the business owner to make sure all testing requirements are met, with MED enacting recalls upon tips and inspections.

Update: This article was updated December 8 to include comments from Drip.
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