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. Sadly, it appears like they’re finding out the incorrect lesson. They’re just attempting to stay away from getting identified out.
There are several 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 final results. But not almost everything right here is as it appears: Out of the 3 hyperlinks for lab final results right here, only a single of them is functional as of this writing. We can prove it employing the Firefox Net 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 ideal on more than to The Terpene Retailer and identified the lab final results web page for this precise very same solution!
Now, we’re all refreshed and gratified by the vote of self-confidence for The Terpene Retailer, but it is unclear what this has to do with any Muha Meds solution. 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 solution in what seems to be a parking garage, (two) nine photographs of cartridge packages surrounded by evocative solutions meant to reflect their flavors, and (three) an e mail address and a couple hyperlinks to social media, a common web page footer all through their web site.
Meanwhile their Facebook web page consists of specifically two posts, each setting profile and cover photos back on September 17th, 2018, with no activity because.
They also have a a great deal additional active Instagram channel, but we’re saving that for a plot twist later.
Why go to all this problems to deceive buyers?
So far, we have a complete lot of smoke produced to the have an effect on of appearing to be just like a licensed vape corporation, but not a great deal to basically substantiate it. For the record, we obtain no licensing in any state for Muha Meds or any corporation claiming them as a subsidiary.
We have reached out to Muha Meds to politely ask if they’re in the course of action of having licensed or if they are a subsidiary of a further corporation that is licensed, and have received no response.
Ahead of 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 obtain confirmations all the way up to six months ago. Bear this in thoughts going forward. Obtaining back to that Reddit hyperlink, the poster there appropriately points out that cannabis solutions, by California law, can not be packaged in a manner that is “attractive to kids.” Let alone recycling identified brand names of solutions preferred with kids. Quote from cdph.ca.gov:
> “This involves employing cartoons, photos popularly applied to promote to kids, imitating candy labeling, and employing the words ‘candy,’ ‘candies’ or a variation, such as ‘kandy’ or ‘kandeez’ anyplace on the label.”
File that away for later reference as effectively: By California Division of Public Wellness requirements, any THC vape packaging labeled with brands of candy, cartoon characters, or even the broad category of photos preferred in children’s advertising, is not legit and under no circumstances will be. It is quite unlikely that that policy will loosen, as it is a common currently in location for alcohol and tobacco regulation, and there’s a Juul lawsuit going on which charges that Juul’s advertising targeted kids.
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, ultimately and at final, shows actual lab tests from CannaSafe for only the “Muha Minis” solutions. And when we ran across that, we have been nearly prepared to shrug and choose that we have been searching at a legit corporation just after all, albeit a single that is badly organized. But then, as is often 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 final results, which suggests analysis and improvement testing not compliance testing mainly because we are nonetheless in the licensing course of action but not but authorized.”
But even that is not the full story. You see the Muha Minis line of solutions in the screenshot above, which we got straight off their web page. Now right here are the 3 lab test postings:
They’re actual lab final results 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 may well consider, 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 solutions getting 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 ideal now in many sketchy on line 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 reputable 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 – nonetheless the only supply of data about this solution – shows the web site was registered with GoDaddy in April of 2018. So if, as their Instagram says, they are “still in the licensing course of action,” they’re clearly taking their time.
Exactly where is Muha Meds situated?
One particular uncomplicated query. Just after all the dodgy moves we’ve had to untangle about this corporation, it shouldn’t be also a great deal to ask who brought these cartridges into CannaSafe. What about that? Their address is listed ideal on the lab test, certainly we’ll get an answer there?
Properly, guess what the story with 816 Olive St., Los Angeles, CA, 90014 is?
That is ideal! It is residential.
There is an 816 address at South Olive street, but that is an apartment constructing, not a great deal aid with no a unit quantity. There is no common, non-south version of the street, so this is the only doable address. Here’s a actual estate listing web page for 816 S. Olive in L.A, with units numbering into the 600s. A unit quantity would be important there, even if there was a reputable error of omitting the “S.” on somebody’s element.
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 corporation in the 1st location.
We do not thoughts getting 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.