Earlier this week in Massachusetts, Mass Live reported that the Department of Public Health temporarily shut down two medical marijuana dispensaries due to pesticides used in their cannabis. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and the DPH do now allow the use of pesticides in the state’s medical marijuana program.
The company, M3 Ventures, was issued a cease and desist on December 13th as well as a quarantine order for specific products. Their Plymouth production facility was inspected and it was determined that certain products posed an immediate health and safety risk for the public, thus leading to both dispensary’s closures.
The Triple M website currently says that their Mashpee dispensary location is set to reopen on Saturday, December 22nd. At this time the Plymouth dispensary will remain closed.
Pesticide use is rampant in the world of legal cannabis. On the West Coast alone, millions of dollars worth of product has failed state-required testing in the past month.