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Mirth Provisions’ soda bottles explode at Washington shop

— Bottles of legal marijuana-infused soda delivered to a Washington state pot shop started exploding on the store shelf.

The manager of Top Shelf Cannabis, Zach Henifin, told KOMO (http://is.gd/CvX0bS ) that “it sounded like a shotgun going off.”

No one was injured at the store in Bellingham in northern Washington, where recreational pot is legal.

Henifin wore a face guard and protective clothing to move more than 300 bottles to a steel trash bin and most had exploded by Tuesday.

The sparkling pomegranate soda was made by Mirth Provisions and delivered on Sept. 28. Employees found a sticky mess the next day and heard and saw bottles randomly explode.

Mirth Provisions founder Adam Stites says there was too much yeast in the soda and fermentation caused excess carbon dioxide to build up. [Read More]

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Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]

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