Vaping Crisis

New York requiring vaping warnings for medical cannabis stores

New York state plans to require health warning signs in medical marijuana dispensaries that sell vaping devices after hundreds of cases of lung illnesses believed to be related to the practice. According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state also will issue subpoenas to three companies that sell a vaping liquid additive that New York health officials […]

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No major marijuana sales impact seen from vaping illness outbreak as MJ retailers focus on consumer education

A recent outbreak of pulmonary illnesses tied to electronic vaping devices has reportedly caused five deaths and sickened 450 people, but state-legal cannabis retailers across the United States have not yet been hit by a serious downturn in vaporizer cartridge sales as a result of public panic. Many retailers are, however, proactively trying to get […]

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New York governor urges against vaping – with or without cannabis

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state’s health commissioner called for consumers to stop vaping in the wake of reports of deaths and sickness related to the practice. Many of those sickened said they’d been vaping THC, an active ingredient in cannabis. “People should not be using vaping products, period,” Cuomo told reporters. Dr. […]

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Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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California vape cartridge maker issues voluntary marijuana product recall

A vape cartridge manufacturer issued the first cannabis product recall in California’s new regulated marijuana market. The Bloom Brand announced on its website the company and its manufacturer-distributor, Greenfield Organix 4th St., voluntarily recalled four products sold between July 1 and July 19. The recall covers nearly 100 retailers across the Golden State. No other states were affected. “Batch Number […]

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