New canna bumps product receives huge backlash from cannabis industry
Many in the cannabis industry were on fire – and not in a good way – when news broke that a California cannabis brand was launching a new product in the area of unnecessary recreation of cannabis inhalation products. Canna Bumps, the idea of THC Living, packs 600 milligrams of THC in a packet of white powder that is intended to be snorted.
Leafly’s senior editor Bruce Barcott, in his column, “The Haymaker,” led the indictment of finding out what was wrong with the stuff that seems to have been taken off sale as suddenly as it seemed. THC Life’s attorney responded to his questions and declined to comment further:
“A few months ago, our customer was approached by a third party who was trying to use our customer’s proprietary formulations in developing the Canna Bumps product. Once our customer learned more about the product, their customers’ and industry temperatures were measured to assess how they felt about canna bumps. Based on its own concerns, consumer concerns, and industry concerns, our customer made the decision to terminate a license that was being given to a third party who would use their proprietary information to manufacture or market a product like canna bumps. ”
Of course, there might be some cannabis users who want nothing more than to repeat the railroad experience with a good quality dollar bill. To those of you reading this we say: Yuck. But do your thing too.
Or Zane Bader, co-founder of the Georgia Cannabis Trade Association, more eloquently addressed the Canna Bumps controversy on Twitter: “I’ve seen a lot of posts dealing with pharmacochauvinism … There is nothing wrong with people using powdered drugs and insufflation there is nothing wrong with the route of administration. Please do not demonize or stigmatize other drug users. “
There is nothing wrong with people consuming powdered drugs, and there is nothing wrong with insufflation as a route of administration. Please do not demonize or stigmatize other drug users.
– Zane Bader (@BaderZane) April 30, 2021
He argues that while there is little information about how THC snuff could affect our health, there is a lot of information about the harmful effects of socially accepted drugs like tobacco and alcohol on our bodies.
However, it is questionable whether canna bumps was legal from the start. How did it get past the cannabis control bureau? There are no regulations regarding the consumption of cannabis via the nasal cavity. So is this product illegal? Furthermore, the product description (which has since been removed from Weedmaps) stated that each 10 mg bump contains 2 mg of THC. What the heck is in the other 6mgs? Seems suspicious.
(Screenshot by Mary Carreon)
For Barcott, the problem with the ephemeral pouches was not the impact they could have on fully consenting adults, but the image such products could give to the cannabis legalization movement.
“Stupid products like this live on forever in the Prohibitionists’ propaganda deck,” he writes, comparing Canna Bumps with dangerously childishly tempting products such as cannabis-infused versions of Sour Patch Kids.
“Canna Bumps isn’t just a marketing pitch that went wrong,” continued Barcott. “It actively eases the risk and harm that millions of Americans face every day [from the War on Drugs.]”