Questions are swirling around a well-known California marijuana vaporizer manufacturer after its facility was raided by state authorities for allegedly manufacturing illegal cannabis vape cartridges.
The case involving licensed manufacturer Kushy Punch – which contends the vape cartridges were set to be destroyed – comes as the industry is scrambling to respond to a health crisis that has seen roughly two dozen people die and more than a thousand sickened by vaping products.
Marijuana industry executives blame black-market cannabis vaporizers for triggering the crisis.
The focus on Kushy Punch come after the state Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) and the Department of Consumer Affair’s Cannabis Enforcement Unit (DOI-CEU) served a search warrant on the company’s manufacturing facility in Canoga Park, California, on Oct. 2.
The search warrant resulted in the seizure of nearly $21 million in illegal cannabis products, which included 7,200 vape cartridges, according to the BCC.
Published: October 09, 2019