State Cannabis Licensing Authorities Revoke Vertical Bliss' Distributor and Manufacturer Licenses

Author: Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of Public Health
Published: Nov 21, 2019
Sacramento, California


SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that they have revoked the state commercial cannabis licenses issued to Vertical Bliss, Inc., also known as Kushy Punch, located at 20500 Nordhoff Street in Chatsworth.

After receiving a complaint about illegal cannabis activity at a location in Canoga Park, state regulators searched the unlicensed location and seized nearly $21 million in illegal cannabis products, including 7,200 illegal vape cartridges. The license for the Nordhoff Street premises was revoked following the discovery of connections between Vertical Bliss and the unlicensed location. The revocations of Vertical Bliss’ cannabis manufacturing license CDPH-10003574 and cannabis distribution license C11-0000544-LIC are effective today, November 21, 2019.

All commercial cannabis activity in California must be conducted on a premises with a valid license issued by the appropriate state cannabis licensing authority. Manufacturing, distributing or selling cannabis goods without a state license or at a location that is not licensed is a violation of state law. To file a complaint regarding illegal activity, click here – Enforcement Online Services.


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Those looking to get in touch with the Bureau of Cannabis Control may contact us directly through email at bcc@dca.ca.gov. If you would like to contact the California Department of Public Health, please email CDPHPressOPA@cdph.ca.gov.

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