Cura Cannabis Hit with Record Fines for Mislabeled Vapes
While over 100 cannabis companies have received fines from the state of Oregon since marijuana was legalized in 2016, a fine just levied on Cura Cannabis is the largest so far, at $110,000. According to a post on OregonLive, the fine was issued for the mislabeling of over 186,000 vape cartridges and includes a sanction for “dishonest conduct.”
The more than 186,000 vape cartridges were labeled as containing 100% marijuana but in fact contained other additives. The settlement in the case says that Cura marketed its Select Elite vaping products as 100% derived from cannabis, but as T.J. Sheehy, the manager of marijuana technical operations for the Oregon Liquor Commission is quoted as saying, “It seems like effectively the left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing.”
Settlement of the case is expected to clear the way for Massachusetts-based Curaleaf to purchase Cura Cannabis, a $400 million deal that had been tabled while the case was pending.