In Lansing, Permits for Marijuana Processing Facilities Have Been Revoked Due to Violations!

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Lansing marijuana processor's licenses suspended for violations

Tuesday, the Cannabis Regulation Agency submitted formal complaints and announced summary suspensions of the Lansing-based TAS Asset Holdings’ medicinal and adult-use processing licences.

“The conduct described in the official complaints poses a substantial threat to the public health and safety of marijuana users in Michigan,” stated Brian Hanna, executive director of the CRA.

“While we work through the process to seek revocation of these licences, it is imperative that all licensees in the state understand that the CRA will continue to do everything necessary to safeguard the public from unethical actors in the regulated market,”

TAS Asset Holdings, located at 919 Filley Street, Suite A, is accused of mixing “illicit” marijuana goods with licenced marijuana products before distributing them to the general public, according to a second CRA notice. The contaminated cannabis products are sold under the brand name Fwaygo Extracts under the product name Space Rocks. The item was produced between November 10 and November 17, 2022.

CRA stated in a news statement that a TAS representative confirmed that the company’s signature product, Space Rocks, is manufactured with unlabeled THCa powder.

The CRA’s formal complaints against TAS Asset Holdings’ processor licences allege 23 regulatory infractions. The CRA stated that TAS may request an administrative hearing to argue the accusations in the formal complaints and participate in determining whether the summary suspensions should stay in effect.

The CRA reported that on September 16, 2022, two packages of vape cartridges failed safety compliance testing for bifenthrin, a substance that is prohibited for use on the regulated market. Before being transferred to and processed by TAS Asset Holdings, both packages had passed comprehensive safety compliance testing without detecting any bifenthrin.

The product utilised to manufacture the vape cartridges was not the same product documented in Metrc (the state monitoring system) that had passed compliance testing, the CRA stated in a press release. The product utilised to manufacture the vape cartridges had not been processed or placed into Metrc as a component of the regulated market.

The CRA employees saw that the business had numerous untidy and cluttered spaces, as well as leaking containers containing various marijuana processing stages and garbage. Investigators from the CRA discovered an unauthorised, unlicensed warehouse being utilised by the permitted business.

In the prohibited warehouse, CRA investigators discovered numerous unmarked marijuana items, including flowers, distillates, concentrates, and THC powder.

In addition, the announcement stated that three plastic-wrapped barrels of an unidentified chemical, two black totes of an unidentified substance, and many mason jars of oil were recovered. In the unapproved room, there were no surveillance cameras, and none of the marijuana goods contained Metrc tags.

Additionally, the inquiry revealed that TAS was keeping and exchanging illegal marijuana goods with licenced products discovered at the business. Three jars of distillate and five jars of marijuana concentrate without Metrc tags were found in a safe on the property.

An examination of video security footage reveals that TAS workers were transporting extra unregulated goods from their personal vehicles into the firm. The goods lacked a Metrc marking, making it impossible to trace their origin to a licenced business.

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