MN Board of Pharmacy’s lawsuit of edibles exceeding THC limits
The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy announced a filed civil lawsuit in Clay County District Court against retailers selling THC edible cannabinoids. The retailers allegedly violated Minnesota state law of selling edible cannabinoids with exceeding THC limits. The Board of Pharmacy embargoes and seeks destruction of over $7 million of edible cannabinoids.
Under the law, an edible cannabinoid product sold in Minnesota must not contain more than five milligrams of any hemp-derived tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in a single serving, or more than a total of 50 milligrams per package.
The lawsuit alleges Northland Vapor, sold edible cannabinoid products that contain THC far in excess of five milligrams per serving and far in excess of 50 milligrams per package. Investigators found packages containing 2,500 milligrams of THC, 50 times the amount permitted under Minnesota law.
Minnesota law states THC edible cannabinoid products must not appeal to children. Investigators found products resembling characteristics of a fictional bear, as well as products that are modeled after common gummy bear candies that are primarily consumed by and marketed to children, including packages of gummy bears that contained 50 times the amount of THC permitted under Minnesota law.
Northland Vapor also failed to provide the Board of Pharmacy required testing results to show whether or not their THC edible cannabinoid products contain prohibited substances such as pesticides, heavy metals, and solvents.
For more information about the civil lawsuit you can look here https://mn.gov/boards/assets/Edibles%20Release_Final_tcm21-550091.pdf.
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