Ex-workers make troubling allegations about Waikiki hemp shop, including that teen customer got sick

Ex-workers make troubling allegations about Waikiki hemp shop, including that teen customer got sick
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Hawaii News Now HNN has learned of more troubling complaints about a Waikiki hemp shop selling THC edibles to general public, including that three former employees say they have proof a teen had to be hospitalized after eating their product. The employees say they took safety and labor complaints about Pinky’s Hempire to the state months ago. Meanwhile, the owner says he’s running a legitimate business and being attacked by disgruntled workers. The employees ― Chris Cease, Braylin Simmons and Tiara Ramos ― say one of the reasons they started working at Pinky’s Hempire was because they thought it was a business that could be of benefit to the community. Now they claim it’s anything but. “I thought we were doing a good service,” Cease said. Ramos added, “They don’t care about anybody’s well being. It’s all about the flow of money.” The ex-employees said took their concerns to the state Department of Health back in April. They’ve also filed claims with the state Labor Board, saying they’re owned thousands of dollars for work they were never paid for. They say they’re not sure exactly why they were let go. None of them worked more than two months for the company when they were terminated. Simmons says red flags appeared not long after he started work in March ― “when the kid got sick.” Ramos added, “We have a group chat where we discuss everything that happens within the company.” They say that What’s App chat was apparently the way managers and employees communicated a message on April 16 that said a teen was hospitalized after taking a Pinky’s edible. HNN was provided with the message that read: “Parents came by mentioning the other day their 16-year-olds got sold most likely gummys and they had to go to the hospital. And…

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