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Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board investigating 3 Vegas-area dispensaries

Products that twice failed microbial testing were sold
Posted at 11:01 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 10:08:00-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board reports it has opened investigations into three dispensaries for selling products that twice failed microbial testing.

On March 5, the Department of Taxation and CCB issued a directive to all dispensary/retail stores to immediately stop selling the product, Cherry OG F3, which failed laboratory testing for yeast and mold, coliforms, Enterobacteriaceae and Aspergillus.

At that time, the CCB says it instructed dispensary/retail stores to destroy or return the affected product to the cultivator and communicate that they took such action with the state.

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However, despite the directive, it appears three dispensaries retained their inventory of Cherry OG and began selling the product again in May, according to the CCB.

Approximately 375 grams of the Cherry OG product were sold between May 19 and June 29 at the following retail stores/medical dispensaries:

  1. Waveseer of Las Vegas, LLC (Jenny’s Dispensary), 5530 N Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89130 (License # 83760475147127946601);
  2. Paradise Wellness Center, LLC (Las Vegas ReLeaf), 2244 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89104 (License # 54283805068313943868); and
  3. Desert Aire Wellness, LLC (Sahara Wellness), 420 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104 (License # 25729455103203031356)

On May 16, a hold on the product was temporarily lifted due to a CCB error that occurred during an unrelated investigation. But the CCB’s health and safety advisory remained in effect and under the directive dispensaries should not have had the product in their inventory, according to the board.

The CCB says it advises those who have purchased the product to avoid consuming it.

Consumers should check any Cherry OG products for the source package # 1A404030000076F000006649.

The CCB also says it has notified the aforementioned dispensaries and initiated investigations that remain ongoing.

There were no immediately known reports of illness.