Recall of Marijuana for Medical Purposes - Peace Naturals Project Inc.

Starting date:
May 9, 2014
Type of communication:
Information Update
Subcategory:
Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Contamination
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-39457

Issue

Peace Naturals Project Inc., of Ontario, is voluntarily recalling one batch (K-Farms Lot: K1-KFM-001-14) of marijuana for medical purposes due to positive bacterial testing outside of acceptable limits.

Peace Naturals Project Inc’s clients should consult with a healthcare professional if they have concerns about their health related to the use of this product.

Peace Naturals Project Inc. has contacted and is instructing the 55 clients who received the affected lot to immediately discontinue use of any marijuana from this lot which they may still have in their possession. Clients may return the marijuana directly to Peace Naturals Project Inc. via secure courier.  If clients wish to destroy the product at home, they should add water to the marijuana to render it unusable, mix it with cat litter and dispose of it with regular household waste.

The company has indicated that it has not received any reports of adverse events associated with the use of this product.  Further, Health Canada has not received any reports of adverse reactions associated with the use of marijuana supplied by Peace Naturals Project Inc.

Producers of marijuana for medical purposes are subject to compliance and enforcement measures similar to those in place for other producers of controlled substances. They are regularly inspected and must meet strict security, control and reporting requirements, good production practices, and quality assurance.

Dried marijuana is not an approved drug or medicine in Canada. Possession and use of marijuana remains illegal in Canada unless authorized under the regulations with the support of a doctor or nurse practitioner.

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