Cannabis edibles maker Bhang settles potency lawsuit

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

A lawsuit filed against cannabinoid-infused product manufacturer Bhang Corporation has been settled. The case, which saw the trusted global cannabis company fall under fire for falsely displaying the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) composition of its chocolate products, “has been settled in its entirety as to all parties and all causes of action.”

Those were the words of Plaintiff Charles Ballard, who announced the outcome of Bhang’s potency lawsuit following the filing of a motion in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California. However, specific details were not divulged to the general public.

In spite of the lawsuit, Bhang has scooped numerous awards. They include First Place in the Best Cannabis Infused Chocolate Category at WeedCon 2019 and Kurple Magazine’s “Essie Award” for Best Manufacturing in 2018.

Bhang can be found trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “BHNG” and on the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) markets as “BHNGF”.

Several defendants fought against Bhang’s potency lawsuit

Bhang, which breached California’s consumer protection laws, is renowned for producing a range of vape oils, gums, sprays and infused chocolate bars. After purchasing Bhang Medicinal Chocolate that was said to contain “a specific quantity of THC and CBD”, Ballard discovered that the CBD levels were not consistent with the product description.

Ballard, who purchased Bhang’s cannabis-infused chocolate bars in 2016 and 2018, came to his conclusion after contacting an independent laboratory to test the edibles. In August, Ballard partially settled the lawsuit with Bhang. However, when fresh complaints were filed and a handful of other parties acted as defendants – including Canadian cannabis company Origin House – the case continued. 

About Bhang Corporation

Founded in 2010, Bhang prides itself on indulging customers with a range of cannabis-enriched products; many of which are gluten free or vegan. In particular, the company’s infused chocolate bars prove popular with consumers. Each bar is divided into four separate doses of 15, 30 or 45mg, with the cannabinoid composition varying between 60, 120 and 180 milligrams of THC. For CBD-containing products, the dosage of THC:CBD is 50/50.

The following flavors of Bhang’s cannabis chocolates contain sustainably-sourced cacao:

  • THC chocolate – Award-Winning sustainably-sourced 74% cocoa Dark Chocolate
  • Milk Chocolate 
  • Toffee Dark Chocolate
  • Fire Dark Chocolate with Cayenne Pepper and Spices 
  • Ice Milk Chocolate with Cool Peppermint 
  • Cookies and Cream White Chocolate 
  • Cherries and Cream Milk Chocolate 
  • Italian Espresso Dark Chocolate
  • Caramel CBD 1:1 Dark Chocolate
  • Caramel Mocha Milk Chocolate 
  • Blueberry Dark Chocolate 

Bhang products are stocked in every state in which the law permits CBD products, including California, New Mexico, Illinois, Michigan, and soon in Florida, Ohio and Nevada. The company also offers a dosing guide for first-time consumers.