Medical Marijuana News

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September 18, 2019

Illinois Teen Sues E-Cigarette Maker After Vape-Related Illness

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for over a year sued a leading e-cigarette maker on Friday, accusing it of deliberately marketing to young people and sending the message that vaping is cool. Attorneys filed a lawsuit in Lake County Circuit […]
September 17, 2019

Paraguay To Begin Marijuana Production For Research And Medical Purposes

Paraguay will begin accepting applications for the domestic production of cannabis for medical and research purposes next month, according to an announcement made last week by the country’s health minister. Julio Mazzolini, the minister of public health and social welfare, said in a press conference in Asunción on Thursday that […]
September 17, 2019

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wants To Ban Flavored E-Cigs By Emergency Order

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has jumped in with other politicians to demand a quickly-enacted ban on flavored tobacco vaping products. His Sunday announcement came in the midst of a little-understood string of vaping-related deaths by severe lung disease, despite the fact that some of the dead were known to […]
September 17, 2019

FDA Warns Juul Against Claiming Its Vape Products Are Safer Than Cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration admonished the electric cigarette company Juul Labs last week for claims that its products are safer than conventional cigarettes.  In a letter dated September 9, the FDA warned the company over its assertions that the Juul is “much safer than cigarettes,” and that the […]
September 17, 2019

Counterfeit Cannabis Vaporizers Reportedly Flooding California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California’s cannabis market. Bootleggers eager to profit off unsuspecting consumers […]
September 17, 2019

California Pledges $20 Million to Public Awareness Campaign Against Vaping

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the actions Monday as part […]
September 17, 2019

Associated Press: Many Commercially Marketed CBD Products Tainted With Psychoactive Adulterants

One-third of commercially marketed CBD products tested positive for the presence of synthetic, psychoactive adulterants while others tested negative for any presence of cannabidiol, according to an investigation by the Associated Press. Reporters commissioned laboratory testing of 30 commercially available CBD products sold at retailers (non-dispensaries), including edible products and […]
September 17, 2019

Weedmaps Details Plans to Remove Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses from Its Platform

Online cannabis platform Weedmaps announced last Wednesday new details of its plan to remove listings and advertising for unlicensed websites from its services. Weedmaps announced last month that it would work to remove listings for unlicensed cannabis businesses in California, responding to criticism that including them was contributing to the […]
September 16, 2019

Testing Lab In Oregon Offering To Evaluate Vaping Products For Public Consumers

An Oregon analytic laboratory is offering a new test for cannabis products to detect the presence of vitamin E acetate, an additive that has been implicated in the rash of vaping-related lung illnesses that have sickened hundreds and led to at least six deaths. Pixis Labs in Portland began conducting […]
September 16, 2019

Synthetic Marijuana Found In CBD Products Across Multiple States

CBD edibles and vapes spiked with a variety of synthetic marijuana compounds have found their way to consumers in Louisiana, Maryland and nearly a dozen other states, according to a nationwide Associated Press investigation into unregulated cannabidiol products. Synthetic marijuana, often marketed as K2 or Spice, has been linked to […]
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