CCB Issues Public Health and Safety Bulletin 2023-03
June 23, 2023
The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) issues this Public Health and Safety Bulletin 2023-03 on June 23, 2023, advising consumers and patients to avoid or take caution when consuming the cannabis which is the subject of this notice.
The following cannabis package tested positive for Aspergillus fumigatus. The CCB advises consumers to avoid consuming the identified lot number:
|Phantom Farms - 1/2 oz S.B, Dancing Monkey
|2105 6926 0793 4799
This package initially passed testing. However, after initially approving the lot and allowing the transfer of the product into the consumer market, Certified Ag Lab (License #: 78632929087498904015), the testing facility, learned that its testing reagents may have caused a false test result. Upon retesting, the lot was determined to be positive for Aspergillus fumigatus; and Certified Ag Lab notified the CCB.
There is no reason to believe the laboratory was aware the cannabis was actually positive for the presence of Aspergillus fumigatus at the time they reported the negative results. There is also no reason to believe the cannabis sales facility had any knowledge of the presence of A. fumigatus in the affected cannabis package.
The affected cannabis was sold at the following cannabis sales facility between May 9, 2023 – May 21, 2023:
- SILVER STATE RELIEF LLC dba Silver State Relief Fernley (License #: 71064968398758187793), 1301 Financial Way, Fernley, NV 89408
The listed sales facility is requested to display this bulletin in a conspicuous location on their premises for 30 days to ensure their customers are aware of this information.
There are no known reports of illness at this time. Health impacts from Aspergillus fumigatus may exist. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides general information on Aspergillosis, which is an infection that can be caused by certain Aspergillus species, including Aspergillus fumigatus: https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/aspergillosis/index.html.