Knockoff pot vapes raise concerns for licensed companies

September 17, 2019Media Mention
Associated Press

Partner Priya Sopori interviewed with the Associated Press regarding counterfeit marijuana vapes. 


The distributor for another major brand, Heavy Hitters, devotes a section of its website to report phonies and has hired a former federal prosecutor, Priya Sopori, to help the company deal with counterfeiting.

“The danger presented by counterfeit products is just a natural result of not having the money, the resources or the people power to enforce licensing,” Sopori said. “Someone is buying this packaging, buying these cartridges and filling them with whatever. It’s being sold as our brand.”