Alaska Marijuana Control Board Revokes Frozen Budz Manufacturing License; Imposes $500,000 Fine

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Alaska Suspends Frozen Budz Edible Marijuana Products

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Marijuana Control Board revoked license #10012, the marijuana product manufacturing facility license held by Destiny and Nick Neade, 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, ecoli, 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.

Frozen Budz has the option to appeal the board’s decision to the Office of Administrative Hearings.

The mission of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office is to enforce alcohol and marijuana commerce laws and provide clear, consistent standards for licensure to protect the public from harm. For additional information about the agency, visit commerce.alaska.gov/web/amco. For additional information about the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development and its other agencies, please visit commerce.alaska.gov.

Contact:
Erika McConnell
Director, Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office
(907) 269-0350
erika.mcconnell@alaska.gov

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