Canadian Manufacturing

New vape software platform with age verification technology

The PurGuard platform by Orchid Ventures is designed to have a significant impact on the usage of vape products by minors.

August 17, 2021  by CM Staff

Pictured left to right: age verification screen with passport, DL, or other government ID with face recognition. Dashboard with usage history, daily history, and information on the oil such as manufacturer, manufacture date, strain, potency, and brand. Image Credit: Orchid Ventures

California-based cannabis vape product maker Orchid Ventures Inc. has just launched the new PurGuard technology platform, designed to curb the usage of vape products by minors.

According to Orchid officials, a consumer that purchases a PurGuard product will have to verify their age through a web-based and/or mobile application that pairs with the device via Bluetooth or USB cable. The device also has an auto-lock feature that, when the registered user of the device is not near the device, the device can auto-lock, eliminating the possibility of a minor using the device.

“The PurGuard Platform is a major advancement in consumer safety and protection,” said Orchid Ventures CEO Corey Mangold. “With this experience we have been able to create an ecosystem of hardware and software to achieve a significant level of protection, which can reduce and hopefully eliminate the usage of vaporizer products by minors. For our industry to truly succeed, we have to keep consumer safety at the forefront. We began this with emissions testing our products ensuring there were no harmful materials being inhaled, and now we have taken this level of safety and protection one significant step further. We believe that PurGuard will become an industry standard and we look forward to working with regulators to ensure that consumer safety is first and foremost.”

With PurGuard products, Mangold continued, a customer (brand) has the ability to “program” their cartridge, PODs or disposables with information from the lab reports such as brand, logo, strain name, potency, manufacture date and more. “This allows users to know exactly what they are consuming when switching from cartridge to cartridge,” he said.

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Set to be unveiled at MJ Biz Con in Las Vegas in mid-October 2021, PurGuard products will be available to cannabis and CBD companies worldwide by Winter 2021.