Le­gal lows for im­porter

Prod­uct li­cences sus­pended

Central Otago Mirror - - CLASSIFIEDS - By NEIL RATLEY

A Wanaka busi­ness granted seven in­terim li­cences to deal in le­gal highs has had all its li­cences sus­pended. B & K Healtheries, un­der listed ap­pli­cant Michael Forsyth, had been given the green light to im­port, man­u­fac­ture, sell and re­search psy­choac­tive sub­stances in Wanaka. The com­pany on State High­way 6 on the out­skirts of Wanaka had gained prod­uct ap­proval for its syn­thetic cannabis prod­uct Kush Pink. Psy­choac­tive Sub­stances Reg­u­la­tory Au­thor­ity man­ager Don­ald Han­nah said the au­thor­ity has now sus­pended the seven li­cences pre­vi­ously is­sued to Mr Forsyth. The sus­pen­sion was be­cause the au­thor­ity was not sat­is­fied the ap­pli­cant was com­ply­ing with the act, Dr Han­nah said. B & K Healtheries and Mr Forsyth must im­me­di­ately stop trad­ing in psy­choac­tive sub­stances or prod­ucts, he said. ‘‘The ap­pli­cant must also in­form all whole­salers and re­tail­ers who have been dis­trib­uted the ap­pli­cant’s prod­uct, Kush Pink, that sales or dis­tri­bu­tion of this prod­uct by any li­cence holder is not per­mit­ted while the is­sues are be­ing re­solved,’’ Dr Han­nah said. Last month, Wanaka woman Kasey McMa­hon was re­ported to have re­signed as sole di­rec­tor of B & K Healtheries and said she was no longer in­volved with the com­pany, that she had a change of heart about the busi­ness. The com­pany’s new sole di­rec­tor is listed as Ja­son Eric Mark. Mr Mark has listed his res­i­den­tial ad­dress as Sher­wood Manor, a ho­tel in Queen­stown. The ap­pli­ca­tion fee for ap­proval of a psy­choac­tive prod­uct is $10,000, and each in­terim li­cence costs $500, amount­ing to $13,000 in fees for B & K Healtheries.

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