DC Health to shut down its Lemonaid health facility after ‘insufficiently accurate’ testing
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The Health Department has shut down Lemonaid Health Center, a private, family-owned, non-profit medical cannabis facility in downtown DC.
Lemonaid, which operates four medical dispensaries in the city, has faced increased scrutiny for its testing protocols.
A spokesperson for the Health Department said the center is currently under suspension for insufficiently accurate testing of its medical cannabis patients, but they did not provide further details.
“This is a critical time for Lemonaid to transition to a new, new business model, and to begin operations as a medical cannabis business,” the spokesperson said in a statement to News4.
“The department is monitoring the situation and will be in contact with Lemonaid as soon as it is resolved.”
Lemonadie, which has operated at the facility since January, was among the first to report a new strain of medical cannabis was found in a sample of its patients’ blood, which the company attributed to a strain called Kush.
The strain is also referred to as “Kush Blue.”
The company also tested patients’ urine and blood for THC, a psychoactive compound found in marijuana.
The sample tested positive for THC in the blood.
The company also found that a strain of cannabis that the company had tested was also found in one of the samples, a strain that is known as “Green Label.”
The Health Department also said Lemonaid’s testing protocol has not been updated since the first sample of the strain was tested.
The spokesperson did not immediately respond to News 4’s request for comment.
The Health Department has shut down Lemonaid Health Center, a private, family-owned, non-profit medical cannabis facility in downtown DC.Lemonaid, which…
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