A lawsuit against Kushy Punch parent company Vertical Bliss for allegedly running an unlicensed gummie factory, spotlights the taboo topic of "double dipping," licensed companies that also operate in unlicensed ways.
"While the extent of it is unclear, the practice has been blamed, at least in part, for the continued vitality of California’s illegal cannabis market. A report this year by New Frontier Data suggests 80% of the state’s cannabis sales are illicit. And some business owners feel the state isn’t doing enough to curtail what they see as unfair competition from double dippers cutting into their bottom line."
- The Bureau of Cannabis Control declined to comment on the practice. Vertical Bliss didn't respond to requests for comment.