The co-founder of start-up KanaVape has been detained this week for possession of cannabis. A legal challenge that adds to the current investigation to judge the legality of these electronic cigarettes "with the taste of hemp".
Sebastien Beguerie, co-founder of start-up KanaVape, who proposed two months ago to put on the market an electronic cigarette with hemp taste and euphoric effects, was placed in custody this week, according to an information from RTL.
In a recent search, investigators found 19 hemp feet at his home. Accused of "consumption, possession and purchase of cannabis," the young entrepreneur defends himself by the voice of his lawyer, who says: "My client consumes cannabis for therapeutic purposes, but KanaVape's electronic cigarettes, they, do not not contain. They are legal.
Because, since January, the start-up faces an investigation even more problematic, opened by the parquet of Marseilles. Justice will have to determine if Sébastien Beguerie and his partner Antonin Cohen have unlawfully practiced the profession of pharmacist by introducing hemp in the composition of their vaping. An offense that can cost up to ten years in prison
source : Metronews