The PowerHitter Company Petitions U.S. Customs and Border Protection Seizure

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Nine thousand PowerHitters have been seized by the US Customs and Border Control at the Washington State borders.

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What happened to The PowerHitter Company™ is yet another example of how this incongruous patchwork of state, local, and federal law leaves people unsure, uncertain, and unable to run an effective legal business without a tangled web of issues.

The PowerHitter™, the iconic hand-operated smoking gadget popularized over the past four decades, was seized by US Customs and Border Protection in November 2019. Approximately $315,000 worth of inventory currently remains seized, The seizure - Case Number: 2020300200003401 - is currently being petitioned by The PowerHitter™ Company.

The PowerHitter™ was first created in the 70's and has become a 40 year old phenomenon, providing countless health and social benefits for smokers of all ages. The revolutionary product is globally known as the quickest and easiest way to extract the maximum potential from a smoke without mess or hazard.

The PowerHitter™ Company spokesman Allen Stein states, “In addition to state law protections, Medical Cannabis is protected from DEA enforcement in states where it is legal, and all Hemp/CBD is federally legal due to the 2018 Farm Act. This seizure could place the US Customs and Border Protection at odds with these laws and we would like to see our petition responded to.”

Discovered and relaunched by Stein — a true fan of the product who was introduced to The PowerHitter in his college days, he searched for years to find it again. His company has taken the original classic design and updated it with modern materials to create the next generation of the ultimate smoking device. Since its inception, The PowerHitter has successfully prevented burns and fires by encasing today's pre-rolls (cannabis, CBD or tobacco) in its inner shell. Additionally, in this time where virus transmission and health concerns are top of mind, this device allows for a safer method of sharing a smoke with family and loved ones.

Deemed legally essential by over 15 states, cannabis and CBD are medically recommended for a large portion of the US population. Administered as a sleep aid, stress relief, and anti-anxiety relief, the essential plant derivatives are needed more than ever as people experience emotional extremes from the current global health and economic issues we’re all faced with.
“This has not been an individual isolated problem, it is industry wide and something needs to be done, especially given the current medical need,” adds Jared Mirsky of Seattle-based branding agency Wick & Mortar and longtime evangelist of The PowerHitter. “The data shows that more and more cannabis, CBD and tobacco have been a much needed essential for US citizens who need emotional relief as we deal with this global crisis. We need government action to increase smoking safety during this time to prevent further hazards.”

Stein and The PowerHitter Company™ have done their best in attempting to weather the storm through creative means including their crowdfunding campaign which just ended at and are thankful for the outpouring of support from the legal cannabis and hemp industry across the world.

Since the ‘70’s, the PowerHitter™ has been known as the quickest and easiest way to extract the maximum potential from smoke. This classic design was updated by PowerHitter engineers with modern materials and some incredible tweaks creating the next generation of this ultimate smoking device. Follow them at @powerhitterco.

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