Vermont regulators have removed marijuana contaminated with a pesticide from retail stores

Vermont regulators have removed marijuana potentially contaminated with a pesticide from five retail stores after a consumer reported feeling sick after smoking some.

Regulators issued a consumer protection warning last week for all strains of marijuana produced by grower Holland Cannabis Co. due to pesticide contamination. Customers who purchased marijuana grown by Holland Cannabis at the five particular stores are asked to return it to the retailers.

The stores are Zenbarn, in Waterbury; The High Country Cannabis, in Derby; The Green Man, in St. Johnsbury; Lamoille County Cannabis, in Morrisville, and Capital Cannabis Company, in Montpelier.

Using an unauthorized pesticide is a violation that leads to automatic destruction of the contaminated products and a penalty.

The lawyer for Holland Cannabis, said his client is fully cooperating with the board and wants to find the source of the contamination and whether it happened before or after the product left the grower.