Sarah Climaco

Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board has revoked the manufacturing facility license of Fairbanks’ Frozen Budz due to a litany of alleged infractions, including failure to test products, track the source of the cannabis used to manufacture them, and selling products containing higher-than-permitted THC limits. The revocation is the first by regulators in the state.

The following counts were upheld by the control board:

  • 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.

“The board found the acts of this licensee especially egregious. The licensee disregarded marijuana industry regulations and put the public at significant risk by selling products that were not safe, tested, or tracked.” – Peter Mlynarik, Marijuana Control Board chair, in a press release.

The company’s license was initially suspended on Dec. 6. Frozen Budz can appeal the decision to the state Office of Administrative Hearings.

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