Muha Meds is a vape cart brand that has been the topic of a great deal speculation about vape and dab culture. As we will show, whomever is behind the brand is displaying proof that they’ve discovered from the current issues more than unlicensed vape brands, specifically the death toll from tainted vapes. Regrettably, it appears like they’re mastering the incorrect lesson. They’re just attempting to prevent becoming located out.
There are numerous contrasts in Muha Meds’ practices compared to 1st-generation black market place and street brands of THC cartridges…
Their internet site basically bothers to pop up a “must be 21” access button.
They even have a web page for lab outcomes. But not every thing right here is as it appears: Out of the 3 hyperlinks for lab outcomes right here, only one particular of them is functional as of this writing. We can prove it applying the Firefox Internet Developer extension:
“CLICK Right here FOR HEAVY METAL LAB RESULTS” is not a hyperlink, it is just text.
“CLICK Right here FOR CAT5 OIL LAB RESULTS” is also not a hyperlink, it is just text.
Only “CLICK Right here FOR TERPENE LAB RESULTS” is an active hyperlink, with an actual hypertext address assigned to the text…
…which is doubly weird due to the reality that this sole lab test seems to be for a bottle of “Blue Dream” terpenes from The Terpene Retailer. In reality, we navigated correct on more than to The Terpene Retailer and located the lab outcomes web page for this precise exact same item!
Now, we’re all refreshed and gratified by the vote of self-assurance for The Terpene Retailer, but it is unclear what this has to do with any Muha Meds item. It is not like the Muha Meds web-site mentions Blue Dream or The Terpene Retailer anyplace else on their web-site.
The Muha Meds “MuhaCarts” web page is composed of (1) the obligatory model posing with item in what seems to be a parking garage, (two) nine photographs of cartridge packages surrounded by evocative merchandise meant to reflect their flavors, and (three) an e mail address and a couple hyperlinks to social media, a regular web page footer all through their web-site.
Meanwhile their Facebook web page consists of specifically two posts, each setting profile and cover pictures back on September 17th, 2018, with no activity considering the fact that.
They also have a a great deal extra active Instagram channel, but we’re saving that for a plot twist later.
Why go to all this problems to deceive shoppers?
So far, we have a entire lot of smoke developed to the have an effect on of appearing to be just like a licensed vape enterprise, but not a great deal to basically substantiate it. For the record, we uncover no licensing in any state for Muha Meds or any enterprise claiming them as a subsidiary.
We have reached out to Muha Meds to politely ask if they’re in the procedure of finding licensed or if they are a subsidiary of an additional enterprise that is licensed, and have received no response.
Prior to we go any additional, we have established that Muha Meds cartridges are currently out in the wild. A quantity of vape customers have observed them and asked about them:
We uncover confirmations all the way up to six months ago. Bear this in thoughts going forward. Finding back to that Reddit hyperlink, the poster there appropriately points out that cannabis merchandise, by California law, can not be packaged in a manner that is “attractive to youngsters.” Let alone recycling recognized brand names of merchandise well-known with youngsters. Quote from cdph.ca.gov:
> “This involves applying cartoons, pictures popularly utilised to promote to youngsters, imitating candy labeling, and applying the words ‘candy,’ ‘candies’ or a variation, such as ‘kandy’ or ‘kandeez’ anyplace on the label.”
File that away for later reference as nicely: By California Division of Public Well being requirements, any THC vape packaging labeled with brands of candy, cartoon characters, or even the broad category of pictures well-known in children’s promoting, is not legit and by no means will be. It is quite unlikely that that policy will loosen, as it is a regular currently in spot for alcohol and tobacco regulation, and there’s a Juul lawsuit going on which charges that Juul’s promoting targeted youngsters.
Now that we have all that out of the way, right here comes the twist:
Muha Meds has not too long ago posted actual lab tests on Instagram
This Instagram post, lastly and at final, shows genuine lab tests from CannaSafe for only the “Muha Minis” merchandise. And when we ran across that, we have been virtually prepared to shrug and determine that we have been hunting at a legit enterprise immediately after all, albeit one particular that is badly organized. But then, as is normally the case with this brand, even this ploy fell apart on closer inspection. On that post’s text:
> “Everyone please note these are R&D outcomes, which implies analysis and improvement testing not compliance testing mainly because we are nevertheless in the licensing procedure but not but authorized.”
But even that is not the full story. You see the Muha Minis line of merchandise in the screenshot above, which we got straight off their web page. Now right here are the 3 lab test postings:
They’re genuine lab outcomes alright, we even checked the QR code.
Notice the catch this time?
The 3 varieties tested are not any of the varieties shown anyplace on their web-site!
On their web-site, the Muha Minis line is “Dubble Bubble,” “SFV OG,” “Pineapple Express,” “Fruity Pebbles,” and “Watermelon.” The 3 lab tests are for the varieties “Cherry Pie,” “Cookie,” and “Grape.”
Now you could possibly believe, hold on right here, they even mentioned these have been in R&D and their license is pending, let’s give them some slack.
Yes, but we just documented at least six months’ worth of Muha Meds merchandise obtaining their way into the hands of the public, (none of which have been from the Muha Mini line, by the way). And that is not all: Muha Meds carts are for sale correct now in various sketchy on the web internet sites.
You will note, none of these seem constant with the Muha Mini packaging shown in the lab tests either.
So we have clean tests which, for all we know, could have been generated by cracking open 3 genuine cartridges from some other brand and pouring the contents into 3 homemade mockups to take to CannaSafe.
For that matter, a whois domain lookup of muhameds.com – nevertheless the only supply of info about this item – shows the web-site was registered with GoDaddy in April of 2018. So if, as their Instagram says, they are “still in the licensing procedure,” they’re clearly taking their time.
Exactly where is Muha Meds situated?
A single basic query. Immediately after all the dodgy moves we’ve had to untangle about this enterprise, it shouldn’t be as well a great deal to ask who brought these cartridges into CannaSafe. What about that? Their address is listed correct on the lab test, certainly we’ll get an answer there?
Effectively, guess what the story with 816 Olive St., Los Angeles, CA, 90014 is?
That is correct! It is residential.
There is an 816 address at South Olive street, but that is an apartment creating, not a great deal aid without having a unit quantity. There is no regular, non-south version of the street, so this is the only doable address. Here’s a genuine estate listing web page for 816 S. Olive in L.A, with units numbering into the 600s. A unit quantity would be essential there, even if there was a genuine error of omitting the “S.” on somebody’s component.
We would like to take this chance to congratulate whoever set this up!
Muha Meds requires the cake for going to ten occasions the expense and problems of fooling the public than it would take to just be a legit enterprise in the 1st spot.
We do not thoughts becoming sent on a small goose chase. Hey, our investigative employees appreciates the exercise! We will be accepting applications to join the lynch mob in our forums.