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Medical marijuana recalled by Health Canada

Written by: Dale Carruthers, QMI Agency
Apr. 19, 2014

A young man smokes a marijuana joint. REUTERS/Ben Nelms/Files


Don’t smoke the Purple Kush.

That’s the message Health Canada is sending out to medical marijuana users across the country after issuing its first-ever recall for a batch of prescription pot.

The recall, affecting only 63 of Canada’s roughly 40,000 medical marijuana users, was sparked after a government inspection at B.C.-based producer Greenleaf Medicinals found problems with the company’s control, production and oversight procedures, said Heath Canada spokeswoman Erika Easton.

“We’ve uncovered some product that wasn’t up to standard and we’ve issued a recall,” Easton said.

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Greenleaf Medicinals told its clients to immediately stop using its Purple Kush product, advising customers to return the product or dispose of it.

Greenleaf doesn’t appear on government’s list of licensed medical marijuana producers.

The company’s website is no longer available and calls to the company weren’t returned on Saturday.

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