CDC: Most Vape-Related Illnesses Caused by Illicit Market Devices

With recreational marijuana only legal in 11 states, and no federal testing regulations in place, let’s face it; there’s ample opportunity for a flourishing black market. The recent health scare related to vaping is proof positive. Health officials report that the majority of vape health-related issues correlate to counterfeit marijuana products obtained from the black […]

Sales Fall For Cannabis Vape Products Following Health Scare

The deluge of bad press surrounding vape products has hurt cannabis vape sales, which in 2018 was the fastest-growing segment of the marijuana industry. Shares of vaping products in California, Colorado, Nevada and Washington in the recreational marijuana markets have dropped considerably after the first vape-related death was reported in August — the recent nationwide […]

Massachusetts Testing Facility Fined $225,000 For Improper Marijuana Disposal

A Massachusetts marijuana testing facility is in hot water after being accused of throwing usable marijuana into an unlocked dumpster. And on top of that, local police found hundreds of vials with extracted cannabis from the lab — one that provides services for almost the entire state’s medical cannabis retailers. The facility, MCR Labs, agreed […]

Cannabis Industry Calls On Congress To Legalize And Regulate Vapes

Because cannabis is still a federally illegal substance that drives the sale and distribution of illicit products, the head of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) called out Congress to act, and to do it quickly: Legalize cannabis and regulate the industry in order to deal with vaping-related industries. The group said the end result […]

How Different State Regulators Have Responded To The Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses

Regulators in more than six states are taking a cautious approach while the industry and public health officials work to identify the root cause of recent health problems associated with vaping, and THC vape cartridge sales are starting to take a hit. As the epidemic continues to grow, it’s assumed that regulatory backlash will follow. […]