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State Marijuana License Denial Stops Production Of Cheeba Chews

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Cheeba Chews are a marijuana edible that I’m told is extremely strong. I had heard stories about Cheeba Chews packing a punch, but I always chalked it up to rookie consumers not knowing how to handle their edibles. But then I started hearing stories from proven veterans that ate some Cheeba Chews and were able to ‘ride the higher high.’ Since then I have been trying to get my hands on some to make the educated decision as to their potency. Sadly, it sounds like I may have to wait indefinitely to try some.

From what I can gleam from recent media reports, Cheeba Chews licenses out production, meaning that they don’t produce them in house – they rely on third parties to make the edibles. That’s not uncommon in other industries. Outsourcing production can help keep up with demand, as well as save money. One of the companies that Cheeba Chews works with, Green Sky Confections, was denied a license to keep producing Cheeba Chews, which has halted production since March. Per The Denver Post:

Cheeba Chews stopped production after the state in March denied the business license application of Green Sky Confections, which had a licensing agreement to produce and distribute the brand.

The Colorado Department of Revenue cited 20 grounds for denial, including allegations of hidden ownership interests, off-the-books employees, an employee who had not passed a criminal-history check, record-keeping failures and unsanitary kitchen conditions.

The owner of Green Sky, Boulder entrepreneur Mark Mallen, challenged some findings, including the claim of illegal ownership. But the enforcement actions shut down his leased kitchen in Denver.

Media reports have tried to make it sound like Cheeba Chews and Green Sky Confections were shady, and that’s why there were shutdown. I don’t personally think that’s the case. I think this is a classic case of bueracracy getting in the way of legitimate business. Red tape gets in the way of a lot of industries. I’m confident Cheeba Chews and Green Sky Confections will get this worked out, after which I will keep trying to get my hands on a sample!

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