Article by CBC News
A 34-year-old London, Ont., woman says she was “pretty upset” this week after she found mould in a nugget of recreational cannabis ordered from the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS).
The woman, whose name has been withheld because she fears an impact on future job prospects, told CBC she’d already smoked some of the contaminated batch by the time she found the mould, and worries about the possible consequences for her health.
It’s a worry that she hadn’t expected, given that she bought the product through the government-licensed producer RedeCan.
“I think we’re expecting to pay a premium price, this is significantly more expensive than illicit marijuana and you’re paying for that certainty that it’s gonna be regulated by Health Canada,” said the woman, who noted that the delivery was also slow to arrive, and took more than three weeks post-legalization to reach her door.
In a statement sent to media Thursday, RedeCan said they’ve received a total of five reports from customers complaining of mouldy product. All reports have so far been limited to the “B.E.C” Lot 4B2L3 packaged in 3.5 gram bottles, the company said.
The company said it has also received a report that RedeCan products may contain bugs, but said this report is mistaken.