Kushy Punch’s Illegal Manufacturing Plant Seized

The vaping crisis is affecting the legal cannabis industry, and Kushy Punch has damaged the reputation of legal cannabis operators. Hence, we expect to see new regulations and penalties coming to thwart the illegal cannabis market. Kushy Punch (one of the more popular cannabis brands) was recently busted for managing an illegal cannabis operation.

Kushy Punch Illegal Manufacturing

Prompted by a tip, investigators at the California Department of Consumer Affairs served a search warrant on Thursday, Oct. 3, at a light industrial space in northwest Los Angeles’ Canoga Park district.
There they found an illegal cannabis product manufacturing operation apparently operated by Kushy Punch, a legal state-licensed company. Authorities seized a number of finished products, including gummies in Kushy Punch packaging and disposable vaporizers in Kushy Vape packaging.

via Leafly

Seeing that Kushy Punch has a legal operation in the cannabis industry, this comes as a surprise. Not to mention, Kushy Punch is one of the most popular cannabis brands. Furthermore, this is a huge blow for the cannabis market and there’s no telling what’s next for the manufacturer.

The San Fernando Valley facility appeared to be in the business of putting those extracts into professional-looking THC foods as well as disposable vape pen cartridges. Tall file cabinets held thousands of boxes of Kushy Vapes pens and Kushy Punch edibles packaged and ready for sale and consumption.

via CBE

With many states condemning vaping altogether, it will be interesting to see what is next in the world of vaping. This news is sending ripples through the legal cannabis market.

Over the past few months, the media has been awash with reports of people getting sick from vaping. Nearly every day, news outlets report on otherwise healthy, usually young, people who have fallen critically ill from the use of vapes that they believed to be a safer alternative to smoking. In response, politicians have been taking action to get ahead of the problem, with most relying on some form of vape ban. A handful of governors and President Trump have proposed banning all flavored vape cartridges, while Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency and banned the sale of all vape products in the state for four months. 

via Forbes

As further setbacks are endured, we expect consumers to shift their purchasing power to the marijuana flower, and other less-processed forms of cannabis. However, we still expect cannabis sales in 2019 to end on a high note. We’ll continue to track the future of cannabis vaping products.