Medical Marijuana Company Recalls 545 Tons Of Product Over Mold Fungus

The medical-marijuana company Alpha Foliage had to recall a product that was dispensed to patients because of a mold fungus.

Alpha Foliage, was ordered to recall the product, Granddaddy Purple Whole Flower, due to high levels of Aspergillus, a common indoor and outdoor mold.

Surterra Wellness dispensed 17,448,318 ounces of medical marijuana, a little more than 545 tons. The latest data shows that Surterra Wellness had 39 medical marijuana treatment centers, the second-most in the state behind Trulieve.

While Aspergillus is a common type of mold, people with weakened immune systems or lung diseases who breathe it in can develop aspergillosis, an infection that causes allergic reactions, lung infections and infections in other organs.

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