Marijuana Control Board Revokes Frozen Budz Manufacturing License; Imposes $500,000 Fine
December 19, 2017
(SitNews) Anchorage, Alaska - A Fairbanks medical marijuana dispensary's license has been revoked. The Alaska Marijuana Control Board, after reviewing accusations against Frozen Budz, has revoked their license (#10012). That marijuana product manufacturing facility license is held by Destiny and Nick Neade and operated as Frozen Budz. In addition, the board imposed a $500,000 civil fine and ordered all the products made by Frozen Budz to be seized, both from their product manufacturing facility and from all retail stores that have their products.
“The board found the acts of this licensee especially egregious,” said Peter Mlynarik, chair of the Marijuana Control Board. “The licensee disregarded marijuana industry regulations and put the public at significant risk by selling products that were not safe, tested, or tracked.”
The board upheld all counts of the accusation against Frozen Budz::
Regularly and consistently selling edibles that had not been tested for potency, mold, contaminants, e-coli, or salmonella.
Making edibles without tracking the source of the marijuana.
Manufacturing products that were not approved by the Marijuana Control Board.
Selling products that contained mold and an amount of THC that is two to three times higher than allowed.
Operating out of compliance with their board-approved operating plan.
Allowing onsite consumption and delivering marijuana products directly to consumers.
Improperly labeling marijuana products transferred to retail stores.
Violating waste notification requirements.
Not providing requested records.
“Product testing and tracking are vital to both consumer confidence and public safety,” said Erika McConnell, director of Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO). “AMCO is committed to investigating threats to public safety, health, and welfare to provide Marijuana Control Board members with the information they need to evaluate accusations and take appropriate actions.”
AMCO had three packages of CannaBanana Bread, an edible marijuana product manufactured by Frozen Buds, tested. In addition to testing positive for mold, the THC level per serving was on average between two to three times the legal limit.
Products manufactured by Frozen Budz were available at many marijuana retail stores, particularly those in southcentral and central Alaska. Retail establishments have been instructed to cease selling the Frozen Budz edibles.
Frozen Budz has the option to appeal the board’s decision to the Office of Administrative Hearings.
Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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