Oregon’s largest cannabis company, Cura Cannabis, will have to pay a record penalty for “dishonest conduct” in misrepresenting marijuana vapes.
According to the settlement, Cura misrepresented the contents of its Select Elites line of marijuana products and marketed its vaping products as 100% derived from cannabis, but in fact they contained other additives.
“It seems like effectively the left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing,” said T.J. Sheehy, manager of marijuana technical operations for the liquor commission.
It was announced on Thursday that the company will pay a record $110,000 penalty to settle state allegations that it mislabeled its Select brand of vaping products. The company was said to incorrectly claim that more than 186,000 vapes were 100% marijuana. The settlement includes a “dishonest conduct” sanction.
This incident is one of many that has delayed the company from completing its long-delayed sale to a Massachusetts-based Curaleaf.
According to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which regulates recreational marijuana for the state, the agreement clears the way for the deal to go through.
Curaleaf has said it expects to close the acquisition by Saturday.