CRA Levels Formal Complaint Against Flavor Galaxy, LLC

May 16th, 2024 Legal & Crime
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The Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) of Michigan has issued a formal complaint against Flavor Galaxy, LLC, underlining serious allegations of regulatory breaches. Located in Hazel Park, this licensed cannabis processing facility faces multiple accusations which, if proven, could result in severe penalties including fines, license suspension, or revocation.

According to the complaint, discrepancies were found between the product descriptions on Flavor Galaxy's consumer packaging and the actual contents as recorded in Michigan's statewide monitoring system, Metrc. Notably, the "Amnesia Watermelon Freeze Hybrid" pre-rolls were labeled as containing "Premium Refined Cannabis Distillate and Cannabis Derived Terpenes," whereas the Metrc entry showed only shake/trim with basic safety compliance testing for potency.

Further issues were uncovered during an unannounced CRA inspection on February 7th, 2024. It was revealed that the facility also used non-FDA approved botanical terpenes in their products, contrary to claims on their packaging. In addition, numerous inventory inconsistencies were noted, including untagged products and significant discrepancies between physical stock and Metrc records. For instance, during follow-up visits, the CRA found untagged vape cartridges and pre-rolls, mismanagement of waste products, and inadequate record-keeping for product formulations and adjustments.

These actions violate multiple provisions of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) and associated administrative rules, leading to 18 counts in the formal complaint. These include inaccuracies in entering information into the statewide monitoring system, failure to maintain records, improper tagging and tracking of marijuana products, and misleading advertising.

Flavor Galaxy, LLC has the opportunity to respond to these allegations by requesting a hearing within 21 days from the notice date. They may also opt for a compliance conference to discuss these findings and demonstrate current adherence to state regulations. This case underscores the importance of compliance in the regulated cannabis industry, not only to adhere to legal standards but also to maintain the safety and trust of consumers.

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