Puffco, maker of the popular Puffco Peak dab rig, has sued its competitor KandyPens alleging it uses Instagram for "false advertising," and "trade libel:"
"Puffco also claims KandyPens orchestrated the filing of a  class-action lawsuit against Puffco in Arizona federal court last year, through a plaintiff named Jacob Anderson, affiliated with the company. That case alleged Puffco Peak vaporizers were defective—with battery units failing to charge correctly, or atomizers that break quickly. It also accused Puffco of fraud and of not honoring warranties."
Puffco says the lawsuit was dismissed. KandyPens did not respond to requests for comment.
More from Hilary Corrigan:
- This week Curaleaf completed its roughly $700M acquisition of Grassroots to form what it calls the largest cannabis company in the U.S. But a lawsuit filed this month by Grassroots investors claims they “have a credible basis to believe” members of the Grassroots board or senior management “may have breached their fiduciary duties,” by agreeing to a buyout that undervalued the company but enriched them personally. Grassroots declined to comment. (Separately, Curaleaf CEO Joe Lusardi told Business Insider he ????doesn't expect to do many more high profile acquisitions.)
- An Arizona lawsuit seeks to derail the state's REC vote in November. (Meanwhile, investors are eager to get the industry rolling in the Grand Canyon State.)
- A bill in California would levy steep fines against those who rent space or sell advertising to unlicensed cannabis businesses.
- The U.S. Justice Department is pressing California regulators for cannabis licensing documents pertaining to a handful of entities it is investigating. California's Bureau of Cannabis Control has refused to comply.