Legal lows for importer
Product licences suspended
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.