The US Environmental Protection Agency fined a marijuana company in Kansas City more than $100,000.
CBD The federal government said in a news statement that American Shaman failed to register six antimicrobial pesticides labeled “Shaman Cleansing Wash” and “Shaman Cleansing Gel,” in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the business illegally sold the products.
EPA inspections in Overland Park and Kansas City found violations.
The Kansas City firm will pay civil fines totaling $120,720. It will also make a $250,000 product donation to the non-profit Care Beyond the Boulevard, which provides free medical treatment to underprivileged persons, including the homeless. According to the EPA, these items could include COVID-19 tests, hand sanitizer, sterile wipes, and masks, among other things.
Pesticide products must be registered with the EPA under federal law. This comprises disinfectant and sanitizer products.
“Registration of pesticide products with EPA is critical to protecting public health because it informs consumers about a product’s ingredients, how it can be safely used, and how it should be properly stored and disposed of,” said David Cozad, director of EPA Region 7’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division.
The corporation declined to comment on the EPA’s charges, but stated that it was delighted that the resolution will help fund Care Beyond the Boulevard.
“CBD American Shaman is optimistic about the positive impact of this action,” the company said in a statement. “Furthermore, it is important to emphasize that at no point were any people or pets placed in harm’s way due to our products. This fact underscores CBD American Shaman’s ongoing commitment to the safety of our community and the well-being of all its members, both human and animal.”
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