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Concerned Scientist | February 13, 2020 | 18 21

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I have recently departed from a senior position in a lab in California, and for a few months I had been speaking with Cannasafe and investigating their business before potentially setting up on my own. I have to report some disturbing findings that I believe everyone should know about; all information can be verified with a simple google search. The reason for me exposing this now (I had to also get proof for myself), is that the FEDs have been after at least two of the Cannasafe partners for some time, concerning Cannasafe’s Florida businesses -- which has expanded their investigation into Cannasafe as a whole. 

This industry has taken on too many scam artists lately and it’s up to the community to expose these corrupt businesses and boycott them before the FEDs exploit them -- which will damage the reputation of everyone in this business, like in the past. Cannasafe is run by two fraudsters, which is not only known to the California authorities but also Florida’s, and the story needs to gain nationwide attention.

There are 3 owners to Cannasafe, a chad called Greg Balostin, another chad is Bill Scroggins and the last is Aaron Riley. Balostin & Scroggins (majority owners) have been involved in multiple counts of federal fraud in Florida, and have stripped money from Cannasafe, with the help of Aaron, every month to pay for their drug induced lifestyles, for their litigation fees, and for their fraudulent scam of ‘Smart Pharmacy’ in Florida. These fraudsters are using the California Cannabis Industry’s money to build a fraudulent empire in Florida. 

Anyone familiar with Aaron Riley will know he is from Jacksonville Florida, but are unaware that these are the partners behind Cannasafe:

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/jacksonville-pharmacy-sued-in-federal-court-accused-of-fraud 

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-files-false-claims-act-complaint-against-two-compounding-pharmacies-and-their  

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/jacksonville-compounding-pharmacy-accused-of-filing-false-medicaid-tricare-claims/959323190/

 

Due to the partners majority ownership in Cannasafe and their relationship with Aaron Riley, Riley has been filtering millions to Scroggins and Balostin to help build their fraudulent business in Florida. Exposing himself and Cannasafe heavily to the fraud and purposefully finding ways to increase business at Cannasafe. Bel Costa & Infinite Labs have many times also shown the relevant authorities that Cannasafe is inflating potency and not failing products that are very high in dangerous pesticides in order to gain market share. In an industry already severely tainted, we need to push fraudsters out of the market before it’s up to the authorities, and we need to boycott Cannasafe Labs.

 

Recently, I met with Scroggins and Balostin at the request of Riley in their apartment in Santa Monica, which can only be described as a cocaine fueled interview on their part. Scroggins and Balostin explained to me that, “in order to win in the lab game, [they] had to allow dirty products to pass through because the product is probably safe anyway, and the clients of the labs will always stay as clients as long as their product passes.” 

Comments(46)

  • Feb 14, 2020, 05:59 AM  Reply

    Sounds like a competitor. If you’ve got proof, I’m open to see it. Until then, I’ll assume you’re full of it

  • Feb 14, 2020, 07:16 AM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 05:59 AM

    Sounds like a competitor. If you’ve got proof, I’m open to see it. Until then, I’ll assume you’re full of it

    Read bro.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 08:01 AM  Reply

    No wonder CANNAFRAUD was saying they had the fastest turnaround times! Lmao

  • Feb 14, 2020, 02:46 PM  Reply

    Sounds like a jealous competitor. I don’t see any correlation between their legal problems in Florida and their business in California. Seems like a reach because your meeting didn’t go too well with them.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 04:15 PM  Reply

    I used to work at Cannasafe. This is 100% true. They not only have the issues listed above, but they also have a massive sexual harassment problem over there. Everyone knows they falsify results. I have seen proof in person. Cannasafe is one of the biggest farces in this industry, and most in the industry know what they’re up to. Everyone knows they inflate potency too. It’s the “cannasafe bump.” They fly clients on JetSuite to Vegas with escorts and cocaine. Typical of these losers.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 04:30 PM  Reply

    This is Cannasafe. I’m surprised it took so long. They have coke fueled parties in Vegas and give all clients the cannasafe bump. I used to work there and left because of the sexual harrassment as well.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 05:37 PM  Reply

    I used to work there as well. Their sales director at the time, Geoff Menneto (also sales director for Smart Pharmacy) would constantly harass the young women and solicit them for sex. Geoff is best buds with Greg Balostin. Aaron is a very shady cat too. I saw documents supporting the claim that they falsify results. A lot of people are afraid to speak our because they are very litigious, and threaten anyone that speaks any of these truths. Definitely ran like Big Brother of there.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 05:46 PM  Reply

    This is absolutely false. I have tested with Cannasafe and stopped testing with them cause several of my compliance samples failed and they flower potency is HELLA low.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 05:50 PM  Reply

    Aaron Riley is a Chad from Jacksonville, FL. Grew up very well off. He was arrested at one point, and his daddy got him off. Bill Scrogins is his daddy’s neighbor. Aaron is nothing but a luxury car salesman who is bumps “Headstrong” by Trapt. This Chad also likes to chest bump his bros in the Cannasafe office when a big sale goes through. Does he even use cannabis? I think not. All of the real people in this industry know what this clown is up to along with his gang of Chaddy, coked up, privileged punks. Exile from our industry is super necessary.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 05:55 PM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 05:46 PM

    This is absolutely false. I have tested with Cannasafe and stopped testing with them cause several of my compliance samples failed and they flower potency is HELLA low.

    Yeah that is because you aren’t one of their “Tier 1 Platinum clients” - Drop a large downpayment, agree to “special terms” and you will never fail- and get a nice potency bump. They literally walked up to a vendor/brand at WeedCon in January and told them they could “bump up their potency.” To say the least, the brand was offended. They have issues with the companies they don’t have terms with i.e. false fails, long turnaround times, potency issues, etc... they do not know what they are doing over there honestly. People are starting to wake up to their BS. All of the staff knows what’s up.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 06:12 PM  Reply

    I work at cannasafe now and hate it. Greg Balostin (one of the partners and owners) has 2 outstanding sexual harassment lawsuits against him and against Cannasafe from female staff at cannasafe from their coke fueled parties.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 06:14 PM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 05:55 PM

    Yeah that is because you aren’t one of their “Tier 1 Platinum clients” - Drop a large downpayment, agree to “special terms” and you will never fail- and get a nice potency bump. They literally walked up to a vendor/brand at WeedCon in January and told them they could “bump up their potency.” To say the least, the brand was offended. They have issues with the companies they don’t have terms with i.e. false fails, long turnaround times, potency issues, etc... they do not know what they are doing over there honestly. People are starting to wake up to their BS. All of the staff knows what’s up.

    Bull. As someone who has seen every aspect of this business we've failed our tier 1 clients. If you had balls and had any knowledge that's any easy thing to verify. This is user generated content with no one vetting or verifying anything. And if anything these ex employees said was true they have recourse and they should do the right thing. But you know liars typically don't follow through.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 06:18 PM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 06:12 PM

    I work at cannasafe now and hate it. Greg Balostin (one of the partners and owners) has 2 outstanding sexual harassment lawsuits against him and against Cannasafe from female staff at cannasafe from their coke fueled parties.

    Regardless of that truth if you hate it why work there and ruin the culture for the people that love it? Sexual harassment is prevelant in this industry and it was addressed obviously. Why do you hate it? Pay? Well guess what you knew what you agreed to.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 06:23 PM  Reply

    Lol Cannasafe has a staff meeting asking them to reply to this all on here. My buddy there just texted me. It’s so obvious anyway reading this crap. #cannafraud

  • Feb 14, 2020, 06:31 PM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 06:12 PM

    I work at cannasafe now and hate it. Greg Balostin (one of the partners and owners) has 2 outstanding sexual harassment lawsuits against him and against Cannasafe from female staff at cannasafe from their coke fueled parties.

    Lol common now the same person is commenting as different people and hating ???? idk anything about that company but cmon now if your going to hate on a brand and try to ruin it at least don’t make it too obvious lol . Cmon how did 5 people who “used to work there” magically comment within 20 minutes and why ARE YOU STILL EMPLOYED THERE BUT DAYING YOUR BOSS IS A RAPIST AND A COKEHEAD .......... saying band from OUR industry cmon now they were never in OUR industry they are a corporation so anyone who worked there or still does isn’t IN OUT INDUSTRY LOLOLOL FOREALLLL

  • Feb 14, 2020, 06:46 PM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 06:14 PM

    Bull. As someone who has seen every aspect of this business we've failed our tier 1 clients. If you had balls and had any knowledge that's any easy thing to verify. This is user generated content with no one vetting or verifying anything. And if anything these ex employees said was true they have recourse and they should do the right thing. But you know liars typically don't follow through.

    Looks like you guys are getting nervous because the truth always seeps out...

  • Feb 14, 2020, 07:10 PM  Reply

    Sounds like the “Lowell Farms of the testing space”

  • Feb 14, 2020, 07:36 PM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 05:55 PM

    Yeah that is because you aren’t one of their “Tier 1 Platinum clients” - Drop a large downpayment, agree to “special terms” and you will never fail- and get a nice potency bump. They literally walked up to a vendor/brand at WeedCon in January and told them they could “bump up their potency.” To say the least, the brand was offended. They have issues with the companies they don’t have terms with i.e. false fails, long turnaround times, potency issues, etc... they do not know what they are doing over there honestly. People are starting to wake up to their BS. All of the staff knows what’s up.

    I was one of their Tier One clients actually with a $30k deposit on file. We left due to three pesticide compliance fails and a slough of low potency results for flower. I’m not sure what you mean about bump up potency cause we definitely could have used some of that! They tried to win us back with a smaller deposit and a guaranteed turn around time but how can I sell 14% flower?

  • Feb 14, 2020, 07:44 PM  Reply

    I currently actually do work at Cannasafe. There have been no staff meetings. Only a few of us who have seen this bunk ass post and could care less since it’s complete garbage. Have fun spewing hate and ruining the cannabis community- not much of a community anymore obviously.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 08:01 PM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 07:44 PM

    I currently actually do work at Cannasafe. There have been no staff meetings. Only a few of us who have seen this bunk ass post and could care less since it’s complete garbage. Have fun spewing hate and ruining the cannabis community- not much of a community anymore obviously.

    Psshhh ok buddy. LOL “CannaSafe Rules!” What are you, 10 years old? You know what’s up. Stop being a company man... unless this is upper management....hmmmm...

  • Feb 14, 2020, 08:57 PM  Reply

    ????????????PUMPED UP POTENCY???????????? Honey, not my experience.

  • Feb 14, 2020, 09:28 PM  Reply

    The bigger question is how is this news worthy and who doesn’t know this about cannasafe?! The fact that they haven’t been shut down proves they’re paying someone off.

  • Feb 15, 2020, 03:20 AM  Reply

    I’m happy someone decided to speak about this! This is 100% true. I have personal knowledge and experience with cannasafe. I know for a fact they have inflated potency test and passed things they shouldn’t have. #usedcarsalesmen

  • Feb 15, 2020, 06:22 PM  Reply

    Well now I’m Upset because Cannasafe has never shared any of this Cocaine with me or boosted my potency numbers. They have even failed my batches too WTF. This is actually pretty funny, the other labs writing this post should try a little less hard and maybe it would be a little more believable. Why is there a Belcosta ad on this page?

  • Feb 15, 2020, 06:26 PM  Reply

    If this is a completely unbiased article, tell me there is no correlation between Belacosta labs being a major advertiser for The Blacklist and them being praised.. ???? Think about it people.

  • Feb 15, 2020, 06:45 PM  Reply

    This is no surprise to anyone, I worked for a large grower and Riley personally guaranteed us high potency and always to pass no matter what. Told us Lori Ajax was in his pocket. As long as we guaranteed a certain amount per month we were good but then our new owners preferred another lab and about 10% of our product failed. I’ve been at their coke parties as well. Their lab director from DigiPath also has an interesting background in Nevada for cheating so it’s not surprise. Riley himself is LBGT so probably the sexual harassment against his female staff is more likely his partners. They are worse then him.

  • Feb 15, 2020, 07:02 PM  Reply

    If anyone doubts this, look at question and answer 4 on here https://medium.com/authority-magazine/5-things-i-wish-someone-told-me-before-i-started-leading-a-cannabis-business-with-aaron-riley-and-3acad061460c

  • Feb 15, 2020, 07:57 PM  Reply

    I work in compliance at one of the largest distros in the state. We have used almost every lab and toured every lab. None of them are perfect. That being said, CannaSafe is definitely nicer than the others. We have been refused pick ups by them for not having our batches labeled correctly, we could have bullied every other lab in CA to make the pick up and they would have. We have also failed for .04 level of cat 1 pesticides at CannaSafe, which is total BS, but again something we could have got other labs to over look and pass. This is another smear campaign perpetuated by black list by someone’s competition. How about share some positivity since the industry as a whole is down right now. I see trap brands advertising on black list all the time. They are taking away from our sales as well as everyone in the industry. Also BelCosta got shut down in 2018, it cost us 500k, they are literally the worse lab in CA and advertising all over this site.

  • Feb 16, 2020, 08:21 AM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 06:12 PM

    I work at cannasafe now and hate it. Greg Balostin (one of the partners and owners) has 2 outstanding sexual harassment lawsuits against him and against Cannasafe from female staff at cannasafe from their coke fueled parties.

    If you actually worked at CannaSafe, you and the other idiot who commented above would know Greg’s last name is Balotin not Balostin. What lab do you really work for?

  • Feb 16, 2020, 05:13 PM  Reply

    I work at a major vape brand. This post is nonsense. We have used Cannasafe for years. Never met the other guys from Florida mentioned and not sure they were ever really involved in the business. When the vape crisis started Cannasafe were the first ones to do vitamin E testing and put a bunch of marketing material together for us to combat the black market knock offs. We didn’t even have to ask them to do that. If your business works with Cannasafe you will know they are class acts. Dani is always handles anything we need. This clearly looks like another lab trolling on blacklist. This industry needs to grow up.

  • Feb 16, 2020, 08:16 PM  Reply

    Brian Lannon was boasting in a bar yesterday about trying to take down Cannasafe, Cannalysis and Brightside whilst he starts up his own lab. That’s who keeps posting all this. He is the scum of the earth.

  • Feb 17, 2020, 02:43 PM  Reply

    Angry former employee, one good scientist... wonder who wrote this post. Maybe some crappy consultants.

  • Feb 17, 2020, 05:14 PM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 16, 2020, 08:16 PM

    Brian Lannon was boasting in a bar yesterday about trying to take down Cannasafe, Cannalysis and Brightside whilst he starts up his own lab. That’s who keeps posting all this. He is the scum of the earth.

    What bar did you overhear this at?

  • Feb 17, 2020, 07:43 PM  Reply

    For all these people saying the coke parties are BS: I went to at least 10 coke parties at balostins Santa Monica hotel room. Don’t believe me? Here’s a video of me (face blurred) and him ripping a rail together. https://youtu.be/MqZCxR8ffQk

  • Feb 17, 2020, 07:58 PM  Reply

    I’ve been in the analytical testing world of Cannabis for the past 8 years. I’ve worked for 2 cannabis labs, including CannaSafe currently, and all I can say is people just love to hate! Anytime a lab is doing well, you get constant haters trying to bring you down. For everyone who thinks we’re inflating numbers or passing off a failing result as a pass, just ask the BCC. We are the only lab that has data packets compiled for every sample we run. We can prove with facts that every single step in the process is legit. If we were falsifying results, we would be caught with these data packets that the BCC reviews regularly. I also love working here! It was the best career decision I’ve ever made. I’ve been here 1.5 years and counting. Don’t assume that just because you read an article on the internet it’s true. CannaSafe is a great lab with caring employees, great science, and a great owner, Aaron Riley.

  • Feb 17, 2020, 10:16 PM  Reply

    I know for a fact that Boofcosta puts out compliance COAs for walk in clients, no sampling event required. I even have the test id numbers to send to the state. Get that footage ready for the BCC..... oh wait, there isn't any.

  • Feb 18, 2020, 10:07 PM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 17, 2020, 10:16 PM

    I know for a fact that Boofcosta puts out compliance COAs for walk in clients, no sampling event required. I even have the test id numbers to send to the state. Get that footage ready for the BCC..... oh wait, there isn't any.

    Let's not forget the suspended license for not being able to run their pesticides correctly. Talk about endangering public safety. This is public information that the supposedly independent Black List doesn't acknowledge. Yeah they're good guys I'm sure...I guess they just didn't know what they were doing for awhile. Can anyone name the labs that haven't had their license suspended? Just asking for the consumer.

  • Feb 19, 2020, 02:26 PM  Reply

    Everyone knows for the right customer Cannasafe will pass your batch and every round robin my company did for potency they were always the highest. While we like high potency we don’t like fake potency. The inflated potency is driving all the ridiculous numbers I see now. I especially like how Cannasafe publicly justifies over 100% potency as an allowable variance on IG.

  • Feb 20, 2020, 01:38 AM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 19, 2020, 02:26 PM

    Everyone knows for the right customer Cannasafe will pass your batch and every round robin my company did for potency they were always the highest. While we like high potency we don’t like fake potency. The inflated potency is driving all the ridiculous numbers I see now. I especially like how Cannasafe publicly justifies over 100% potency as an allowable variance on IG.

    Their instagram looks pretty legit compared to other labs. Can't find anything about potency over 100%. The only COA I have ever seen that was over 100% was from CCTL for distillate.

  • Feb 21, 2020, 10:25 AM  Reply

    Strange that the comments exposing BCL and their malpractice have been deleted!

  • WTF
    Feb 26, 2020, 11:58 PM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 02:46 PM

    Sounds like a jealous competitor. I don’t see any correlation between their legal problems in Florida and their business in California. Seems like a reach because your meeting didn’t go too well with them.

    You don't see the correlation???? He is a crook? You probably work for cannasafe.

  • LOL
    Feb 27, 2020, 12:01 AM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 05:46 PM

    This is absolutely false. I have tested with Cannasafe and stopped testing with them cause several of my compliance samples failed and they flower potency is HELLA low.

    So it is false because they failed you??? Funny that you fail and then stop testing with that lab. You are the exact person that is also to blame if you lab hop for better results. DISGUSTING.

  • Feb 27, 2020, 12:03 AM  Reply

    Anonymous Feb 14, 2020, 06:18 PM

    Regardless of that truth if you hate it why work there and ruin the culture for the people that love it? Sexual harassment is prevelant in this industry and it was addressed obviously. Why do you hate it? Pay? Well guess what you knew what you agreed to.

    Are you kidding me? So because sexual harassment is prevalent in the industry it is ok?????? What is wrong with you!

  • Mar 02, 2020, 06:58 PM  Reply

    I wrote a review previously on Glassdoor but Cannasafe had all reviews that were mysteriously deleted. I worked at CannaSafe for a very brief time and while I was there I was subjected to unprofessional and harassing behaviors. I was being pursued by a few of the executives and made it known that I was uncomfortable with this behavior. It was at that time that then my position started to become "shaky". I was ultimately told I could take a demotion or I could leave. They were pushing me out.I was treated with little to no respect. I have been afraid to speak up as they get their lawyers involved with anyone who dares speak ill of them. This is an extremely toxic work environment to be apart of. I urge you, ESPECIALLY if you are a female to really research them and as yourself if its worth it. I want nor have time to be professional sexualized.

  • Mar 03, 2020, 07:02 PM  Reply

    Anonymous Mar 03, 2020, 05:22 PM

    There is a class action suit coming on we would love you to be a part of against cannasafe

    Please, if there is someone I can contact I really would like to be apart of that. I have screen shots of the executives making advances towards me as well as emails I wrote to HR letting them know of my harassment

  • Mar 03, 2020, 05:22 PM  Reply

    Anonymous Mar 02, 2020, 06:58 PM

    I wrote a review previously on Glassdoor but Cannasafe had all reviews that were mysteriously deleted. I worked at CannaSafe for a very brief time and while I was there I was subjected to unprofessional and harassing behaviors. I was being pursued by a few of the executives and made it known that I was uncomfortable with this behavior. It was at that time that then my position started to become "shaky". I was ultimately told I could take a demotion or I could leave. They were pushing me out.I was treated with little to no respect. I have been afraid to speak up as they get their lawyers involved with anyone who dares speak ill of them. This is an extremely toxic work environment to be apart of. I urge you, ESPECIALLY if you are a female to really research them and as yourself if its worth it. I want nor have time to be professional sexualized.

    There is a class action suit coming on we would love you to be a part of against cannasafe

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