ARNOLD, Md. (AP) — The first company to be licensed as a medical marijuana grower in Maryland has been fined for using banned crop-protection pesticides.
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission on Tuesday ordered ForwardGro to pay $125,000, destroy products produced before May 31 and issue refunds on certain products.READ MORE: Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Through Saturday; Blizzard Warning Issued For 3 Eastern Shore Counties
The company has been placed on two years’ probation.
ForwardGro products were removed from Maryland dispensaries with little explanation in October.
CEO Michael F. McCarthy resigned last month and must divest his ownership interest. Company co-owner Gary L. Mangum has taken over as the company’s acting top officer.READ MORE: Over 100 Flight Delays, 43 Cancellations Reported At BWI Airport
Mangum is a prominent supporter of Gov. Larry Hogan and served on his inaugural committee and transition team.
The company previously denied the allegations, but Mangum said Tuesday that ForwardGro “fell short of expectations.”LIVE LOOK: Ocean City Expecting Up To A Foot Of Snow
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