Lidl forced to recall products because (get this): there was too much weed in them

Lidl has recalled a whole suite of hemp products sold at their Dutch stores after they were found to contain waaay too much tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the part of weed that gets you high. 🪁

As part of their recall, the grocery chain is urging consumers to return some hemp tea of the brand Mogota. Riiight, that is definitely going to happen. 😂


The company warned that the “Consumption of this tea can have unwanted health effects” — unwanted, or wanted? 👀😉

Lidl’s Germany recall also includes other hemp products such as hemp tea, hemp oil, and hash cookies sold at their German locations. Time for a quick check of your snack drawers y’all — those munchies might just give you the munchies. 

How much is too much?

The Dutch government draws a clear policy on soft drugs that can be legally consumed in the Netherlands. However, the recall from Lidl didn’t go into much detail regarding how “high” the THC levels in these happy products was.

READ MORE │The ultimate guide to smoking weed in Amsterdam in 2021

Lidl, however, abruptly addressed the side effects of consuming the recalled products, advising that unwanted health effects may occur such as “mood swings and fatigue” — well okay then! 😵

Don’t return all the boxes though! The tea being recalled only includes Mogota tea with the best before date 31-12-2022 and barcode 3830001230185.

What do you think of this mixup? Tell us in the comments below!

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Farah Al Mazouni
Farah believes she's been on many adventures during her millennial life, each for a different (sometimes invisible) purpose. The latest adventure whisked her away to Amsterdam for love, and what a magical surprise she found in this city. Armed with imaginary confetti in her pocket, and ready to celebrate all wins, big and small, Farah says "ahla w sahla" or “welcome” to her latest adventure in this wonderland.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Lidl did the correct thing issuing the recall notice. Nor all people like getting high, and certainly not unawares.

  2. In most places the THC limit is set at .03%. Plants measured during harvest will typically test lower. However, after drying and coming in to contact with heat the levels can go somewhat higher. I for one love THC and think the limit should be more like 3 to 5 percent. AND, don’t buy into the CBD hype. It’s a fake placebo promoted by less than stellar people only because it’s associated with Cannabis but has few legal ramifications.

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