Report: Oklahoma Fines Medical Marijuana Processor For Unlawful Pesticide Use

Oklahoma regulators have imposed a fine of $541,000 on a medical marijuana processor in the state and ordered it to cease operations immediately for allegedly selling products containing harmful pesticides, according to Oklahoma City TV Station KWTV.

Moon Mix LLC, a medical marijuana processor based in Oklahoma County, allegedly sold contaminated marijuana products that tested positive for harmful pesticides earlier this year. The company was the subject of the state's first medical marijuana product recall in May this year.

In May, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority or OMMA issued the recall for a medical marijuana product batch that contained a mixture of infused mints and vape cartridges. The products, showing Batch Number 158 on the labeling, were processed by Moon Mix.

The products tested positive for myclobutanil, a fungicide that can create toxic gases such as hydrogen chloride, hydrogen cyanide and nitrogen oxide when heated for smoking with cannabis.

In June, the recall was expanded by OMMA to include two more marijuana product batches that were produced and sold by Moon Mix.

The OMMA has now reportedly fined Moon Mix $541,000 for its failure to complete required testing on the three batches that tested above legal limits and were sold to customers.

In addition, regulators alleged that Moon Mix illegally bought out-of-state marijuana products and sold them to family and friends, according to the KWTV report.

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