Public Health and Safety Bulletin 2023-01
The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) is hereby issuing Public Health and Safety Bulletin 2023-01 on January 19, 2023 advising consumers and patients to avoid or take caution when consuming the cannabis products which are the subject of this notice.
The CCB was notified that the following cannabis and cannabis products had been treated with an unapproved pesticide, Ethephon, at Clark Natural Medicinal Solutions, LLC (License #64995797755670122923 and 61301779234796117347):
Usable cannabis (including cannabis flower, shake/trim and uninfused pre-rolls):
All usable cannabis harvested by Clark Natural Medicinal Solutions, LLC (C165/RC165) between July 23, 2021 – January 5, 2023. All cannabis products properly sold by a licensed cannabis sales facility should have a product label on the packaging. The name of the cultivation facility which grew the cannabis and the harvest date can be found on the label, typically near the top.
Infused edibles, Infused flower, Infused Pre-rolls and Cannabis Concentrates):
Please refer to the product list in the link below. To determine if you have purchased or consumed an affected product, please refer to the appropriate tab and identify your product by item AND production run. Please note that the item name may not specify the name of the product brand, so consumers must verify the production run as it appears on the product label. All cannabis products properly sold by a licensed cannabis sales facility should have a product label on the packaging. The production run number can be found on the label, typically near the top.
Link to product list: https://ccb.nv.gov/guidance/#item-1
Alternatively, please scan the QR code below to be directed to the product list. The same list is located on the CCB’s website under the ‘Guidance’ tab > ‘Public Health and Safety Advisories’ page.
The CCB is advising consumers to avoid consumption of said products.
There is no reason to believe the cannabis sales facilities or cannabis testing facilities had any knowledge of the use of this unapproved pesticide; Ethephon is not on the list of pesticides the testing facilities must look for, and their test methods are not set up for detection of Ethephon.
It is believed the affected cannabis and cannabis products were sold between August 31, 2021 – January 9, 2023. For a list of cannabis sales facilities at which the affected products were sold, please refer to the “Cannabis Sales Facilities” tab in the above-referenced spreadsheet.
The listed sales facilities are requested to display this bulletin in a conspicuous location on their premises for 30 days, to ensure their customers are aware of this information. There are no known reports of illness at this time. For more information on Ethephon, please visit the following link: https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/reg_actions/reregistration/fs_PC-099801_1-Apr-95.pdf.
Public Information Officer
Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board
700 E. Warm Springs Road, 1st Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89119