Marijuana-infused chocolates recalled in Michigan over potency concerns.

Posted on Nov 21, 2023 on Mlive

LANSING, MI — Marijuana-infused chocolates have been recalled in Michigan over concerns that the potency per dose exceeds allowable limits and is inconsistent.

The 94 packages of recalled edibles, named Sweet Cheeks White Chocolate Booties, were sold at Endo, 307 E. Beecher in Adrian; and Farmhouse Provisioning Center, 9100 US-2 in the Upper Peninsula’s Gould City, between June 16 and Oct. 17.

Thirty-two packages were sold, according to Cannabis Regulatory Agency spokesperson David Harns.

“The marijuana-infused edibles are being recalled because the producer could not provide evidence the product is homogeneous, and the product exceeds the maximum dose of 10 mg of THC per serving,” the CRA said in a recall notice issued on Nov. 20. “In the statewide monitoring system (METRC), the product is spelled ‘Sweet Cheecks White Chocolate 10 pc’ and as ‘Sweet Cheeks’ on the product packaging.”

Homogeneity deals with the consistency of the THC between the individual doses, in this case, chocolates.

Jeffrey Dotson, the owner of Bloomfield Development Group Grow, the company that produced the chocolates, said they were part of a 100-bag sample run that passed all other required safety tests. He admits the company overlooked the requirement for homogeneity testing.

The chocolates sold under the brand name Underground Edibles. which has other edible THC-infused products named after the human posterior.

Dotson said the Sweet Cheeks were an expansion of the manufacturer’s popular dark chocolate version.

The maximum THC allowed in a dose of recreational marijuana is 10 mg. Dotson said one of the chocolates contained in excess of 17 mg of THC. In order to comply with state rules, Dotson said there should have been dosage instructions added to the packaging informing users to break the chocolates in half for a single dose.

Bloomfield Development Group Grow owns Farmhouse Provisioning Center with a grow and processing facility in Warren. It also operates the Golden Shores Cannabis Company brand, which garnered media attention for producing pre-rolled marijuana joints using biodegradable beeswax tips with a wildflower seed inside for planting.

Bloomfield Development Group Grow was involved in a July recall related to chocolate bars that also contained above the allowable THC limits per dose.

Harns with the CRA said the Sweet Cheeks investigation began in August as a result of the chocolate bar recall. Dotson said the edibles have been “quarantined” and not available for sale for more than a month.

Anyone who purchased and has not consumed the recalled edibles is asked to return them to the retail store for destruction. Consumers who experience adverse health reactions after consuming licensed cannabis products are encouraged to them to the CRA by completing an adverse reaction form or calling 517-284-8599. Questions about the recall may be sent to CRA-compliance@michigan.gov.

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