DOH recalls medical marijuana vape products
HARRISBURG — Two months after directing medical marijuana growers to resubmit documentation about the ingredients of vape products, the Department of Health on Friday said that patients should not use dozens of products sold in the state’s dispensaries.
“The Department has determined that certain vaporized medical marijuana products containing some added ingredients have not been approved for inhalation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,” according to a notice posted on DoH’s website. “Although some of these ingredients may be considered safe in other non-inhaled products, patient safety is the top priority of the Medical Marijuana Program. Therefore, the Department has issued a mandatory recall for all affected vaporized products.”
The Department of Health notified growers on Nov. 16 that they were to resubmit the documentation for their vape products by Nov. 30.
Vape products are the second-most popular product type sold in medical marijuana dispensaries. There are more than 380,000 medical marijuana patients actively using the program, according to the Department of Health.
The notice to patients directs them to consult with staff about what products should be used instead of the recalled products.
The 18-page list can be seen here.