Health department investigates claim mold found in medical marijuana sold in St. Louis – News-Leader

Missouri medical cannabis patients at an N'Bliss Cannabis dispensary in suburban St. Louis on the first day of legal sales, Oct. 17, 2020.

Tuesday night, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said it’s investigating a complaint that a medical marijuana product purchased at a state-licensed dispensary near St. Louis last weekend contained mold growth — despite passing Missouri’s constitutionally required lab testing for quality control before going on sale.

In a news release, the state health department said roughly 200 people purchased product from the batch in question.

A health department spokesperson confirmed shortly after 8 p.m. that the medical marijuana was sold at N’Bliss Cannabis in the St. Louis region, but could not immediately say whether the particular purchase happened at the company’s Manchester or Ellisville store.

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N’Bliss said that when it learned of the complaint, it pulled sales of the batch of LSD Flower strain that authorities are now investigating. 

The dispensary said the batch ID numbers subject to the complaint included:

  • 1A40CD100000001000000314
  • 1A40CD100000001000000309

The dispensary said it was “actively cooperating” with the Missouri investigation. Patients with questions were asked to call N’Bliss’s two stores:

  • Manchester: 314-627-2499
  • Ellisville: 314-627-2699

The other currently operating Missouri dispensary, Fresh.Green near Kansas City, opened on Monday, after the purchase at the center of the complaint took place, a DHSS spokesperson confirmed to the News-Leader.