The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association wants the state’s health officials to issue strict vaping regulations.
Nationwide, roughly 1,600 lung-related illnesses and about three dozen deaths have been linked to vaping, according to federal health officials.
Many of those who became sick used black-market products containing THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, on Oct. 15 directed his health, education and public safety departments to develop a public health awareness campaign to discourage vaping.
The campaign, called “Clear the Air” is to be developed within 30 days.
Competition among prospective cannabis businesses – especially dispensaries that want to enter the Missouri MMJ market – has been fierce.
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– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily