Statement About Vaping

A Note from Haku

We are deeply concerned and saddened by the recent vape-related illnesses and deaths currently under investigation by the CDC. We want to reassure our customers that we have not and will never put anything but clean cannabis in our vape oils.


We source only high quality, “live”, fresh frozen, organically grown, whole flowers from the state’s most respected and award-winning farms. All of our partner farms are either Clean Green certified or WSDA certified organic.

Extraction and refinement

We extract fresh frozen whole flowers via our state of the art and patent-pending CO2 Live Resin process. We painstakingly refine, or “winterize” our extracts via a proprietary 14-step process so that impurities such as plant lipids (fats), cuticle waxes, color-bodies, carbohydrates, flavonoids, and other pulmonary contaminants are eliminated. These native compounds are known catalysts for lipoid and other types of pneumonia along with w/ non-native additives like vitamin E (tocopherols), medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) (sometimes labeled as fractionated coconut oil), vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, micro-particles, etc. Lipoid pneumonia is thought to be the root cause of the recent Vaping Associated Pulmonary Illness or VAPI.

To ensure the safest vaping experience we recommend refined or “winterized” CO2 extracted oil with zero additives in high-quality, heavy metal-free cartridges. Many unrefined oils and “sauces” sport labels like “raw,” “extra virgin,” and “solventless” – these are typically crude extracts that contain native plant waxes, fats, micro-particles, and other contaminants. Due to their unrefined process and moisture content, these types of extracts are known to have a high fail rate for pesticides and microbial contamination, all of which can cause various types of pneumonia.

Our CO2 Live Resin contains zero additives, cutting agents, botanical and/or store-bought terpenes. Our CSO Randy Reed and his network of world-renowned scientists and pharmaceutical formulators have developed the Haku CO2 Live Resin process over years of R&D to ensure Haku products are made with worker and consumer safety as a core focus.


We test all of our finished oils with Confidence Analytics, a WA State Certified testing laboratory, which provides us with detailed Certificates of Analysis to certify that our oil is free of pesticides or any harmful contaminants. Although we never work with Vitamin E, we will shortly request Vitamin E (tocopherols) tests from Confidence Analytics as an extra precaution to reassure our customers, since this is the substance that is of particular concern to the CDC and other health authorities.

We are always ready to answer questions from our store partners or consumers about our products, so please email us here: and we will get back to you immediately.

Mahalo nui loa
The Haku Team