MSDH continues medical cannabis retesting amid safety concerns – WLOX

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WLOX) – The sale of many medical cannabis products in Mississippi is still on administrative hold.

A Pascagoula dispensary, The Herbalist, recently held its grand opening.

However, it ended with a 60% loss of medical cannabis inventory.

“The hold is the full range of everything from the cannabis flower, the concentrates, the edibles, the pre-rolls. Pretty much everything that was affected by that,” James Stone, owner of The Herbalist said.

This comes after the Mississippi State Department of Health stopped sales on a large amount of medical cannabis products for retesting on December 21.

Greg Flynn with MSDH provides an update on the ongoing investigation.

“It surrounds the use of pesticides. Were there pesticides present? Do they fall in the regulatory limits? As results come back in that are positive, products will be released back to their distributors and dispensaries. This will allow them to start selling those products once again,” said Flynn.

Stone showed WLOX News his items awaiting retesting.

“They’re in the back in the vault, but I can’t sell them until further notice. The estimated range from one to maybe two months before testing not only the new products being put through the pipeline but also all the older ones that’s been

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