Muha Meds is a vape cart brand that has been the topic of a lot 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, specially the death toll from tainted vapes. Regrettably, it appears like they’re mastering the incorrect lesson. They’re just attempting to steer clear of getting located out.
There are numerous contrasts in Muha Meds’ practices compared to very first-generation black industry and street brands of THC cartridges…
Their web site basically bothers to pop up a “must be 21” access button.
They even have a web page for lab benefits. But not every little thing right here is as it appears: Out of the 3 hyperlinks for lab benefits right here, only one particular of them is functional as of this writing. We can prove it making use of 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 truth that this sole lab test seems to be for a bottle of “Blue Dream” terpenes from The Terpene Retailer. In truth, we navigated ideal on more than to The Terpene Retailer and located the lab benefits web page for this precise exact same item!
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 item. It is not like the Muha Meds website mentions Blue Dream or The Terpene Retailer anyplace else on their website.
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 goods meant to reflect their flavors, and (three) an e mail address and a couple hyperlinks to social media, a normal web page footer all through their website.
Meanwhile their Facebook web page consists of precisely two posts, each setting profile and cover pictures back on September 17th, 2018, with no activity given that.
They also have a a lot additional 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 made to the impact of appearing to be just like a licensed vape business, but not a lot to basically substantiate it. For the record, we obtain no licensing in any state for Muha Meds or any business claiming them as a subsidiary.
We have reached out to Muha Meds to politely ask if they’re in the approach of having licensed or if they are a subsidiary of one more business that is licensed, and have received no response.
Just before 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. Having back to that Reddit hyperlink, the poster there appropriately points out that cannabis goods, by California law, can’t be packaged in a manner that is “attractive to youngsters.” Let alone recycling recognized brand names of goods well known with youngsters. Quote from cdph.ca.gov:
> “This incorporates making use of cartoons, pictures popularly utilized to promote to youngsters, imitating candy labeling, and making use of 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 pictures well known in children’s marketing and advertising, is not legit and under no circumstances will be. It is quite unlikely that that policy will loosen, as it is a normal currently in spot for alcohol and tobacco regulation, and there’s a Juul lawsuit going on which charges that Juul’s marketing and advertising 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 actual lab tests from CannaSafe for only the “Muha Minis” goods. And when we ran across that, we had been practically prepared to shrug and choose that we had been searching at a legit business just after all, albeit one particular that is badly organized. But then, as is generally 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 benefits, which indicates study and improvement testing not compliance testing due to the fact we are nevertheless in the licensing approach but not but authorized.”
But even that is not the full story. You see the Muha Minis line of goods 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 benefits 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 website!
On their website, 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 consider, hold on right here, they even stated these had 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 goods obtaining their way into the hands of the public, (none of which had 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 the net 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 – nevertheless the only supply of information and facts about this item – shows the website was registered with GoDaddy in April of 2018. So if, as their Instagram says, they are “still in the licensing approach,” they’re clearly taking their time.
Exactly where is Muha Meds situated?
A single very simple query. Immediately after all the dodgy moves we’ve had to untangle about this business, it shouldn’t be as well a lot 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?
Effectively, 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 lot assistance with no a unit quantity. There is no normal, non-south version of the street, so this is the only feasible 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 vital there, even if there was a reputable error of omitting the “S.” on somebody’s portion.
We would like to take this chance to congratulate whoever set this up!
Muha Meds requires the cake for going to ten instances the expense and problems of fooling the public than it would take to just be a legit business in the very first spot.
We do not thoughts getting sent on a tiny goose chase. Hey, our investigative employees appreciates the exercise! We will be accepting applications to join the lynch mob in our forums.