Missouri cannabis group seeks vape rules

The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association wants the state’s health officials to issue strict vaping regulations.

The association, in a letter to the Department of Health and Senior Services, asked for rules on vaping additives, testing and labeling before legal medical marijuana sales begin in Missouri in 2020, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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 vaping crisis, Missouri cannabis group seeks vape rules

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.

For more of Marijuana Business Daily’s ongoing coverage of the vaping crisis, click here.

– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily

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One comment on “Missouri cannabis group seeks vape rules
  1. Gino Ajodani on

    There should be a testing protocol for the cartridges.
    Metal surrounded by acidic oils will have a leeching effect. Lead, Arsenic and Chromium are present in test results and many articles have covered them.
    Even the CDC is showing evidence of heavy Metals in the cartridges.
    Our lungs have no chance against inhalation of lead or Arsenic blended in the vape produced by these poorly manufactured cartridges from china.

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