Vaping Crisis

Massachusetts vaping death linked to marijuana

A man in his 70s who had reported vaping THC died from a vaping-related illness. The unidentified man is the fourth person in the state whose death has been linked to vaping, The Boston Globe reported. Many of the confirmed and probable vaping illness cases in Massachusetts have involved vaping THC in some form. As […]

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2019’s top US cannabis business stories: Vape crisis, California MJ industry challenges, landmark legalization moves & more

The U.S. cannabis industry experienced some momentous moves forward on the legalization front in 2019, but it also faced significant obstacles that reflected how the licensed marijuana sector is continuing to mature and why it cannot always expect boom times and unfettered growth. The top page views of the year at Marijuana Business Daily show […]

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How cannabis vape companies are using technology to ensure consumer confidence and bolster sales

The worst days of the vaping crisis?are likely behind the state-legal marijuana industry, but many MJ firms are turning to technology?to help further boost cannabis vape consumer confidence as well as deal with the dip in sales that followed the health scare. Examples of?tech-based solutions available to cannabis companies include: Providing certificates of analysis (COA), […]

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Lead found in some marijuana vape products in Massachusetts

Massachusetts regulators found “impermissible levels of lead” in 13 of more than 100 marijuana vape products that were tested. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission tested 109 vape products, mostly to see if they contained vitamin E acetate, an additive linked to the lung illnesses associated with vaping. While none of them contained vitamin E, a […]

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DEA shuts down illegal cannabis vape sellers

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday they seized 44 website domains offering to sell illegal vaping cartridges containing THC and other adulterated substances. Some of the online networks advertised THC vaping cartridges by brand names along with statements about THC levels, indicating the items for sale […]

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Instagram banning cannabis vaping promotions by influencers

Social media influencers will no longer be allowed to?promote vaping on Instagram, a Facebook-owned social media site that already bans advertisements of vape products. Product endorsements are common on Instagram through celebrities and others with large followings, known as “influencers,” Reuters reported. According to Instagram’s post, “Branded content that promotes goods such as vaping, tobacco […]

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Montana judge allows marijuana vaping ban to stand

A judge cleared the path for Montana to enforce a temporary emergency ban on flavored vaping products, including those containing THC. The 120-day ban began Wednesday afternoon. District Judge Jennifer Lint ruled against vape shop owners who sued to block the emergency ban from taking effect. Business owners argued that the rise of the lung […]

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MJBizCon 2019: Marijuana professionals offer business insights on vaping crisis, M&A, retail best practices & more

LAS VEGAS – Cannabis experts took to the MJBizCon stage this week to share marijuana business know-how and best practices, touching on everything from the vaping epidemic to corporate integration challenges surrounding M&As to the future of marijuana retail and more. Rebounding from the vaping epidemic What can legal marijuana vape manufacturers and retailers do […]

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Cannabis business experts at MJBizCon discuss shifting regulatory climates, cultivation practices, vape issues & more

LAS VEGAS – Panelists at MJBizCon in Las Vegas this week took on various complicated issues swirling around the marijuana industry, including regulatory changes occurring in many states, best practices for indoor MJ cultivation, the vape health crisis and more. Assessing regulatory challenges in new markets According to a panel of marijuana industry experts at […]

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As vaping crisis continues to affect legal marijuana vape sales, MJ firms use education to allay consumers’ concerns

In the wake of the recent?vaping crisis?that’s sickened more than 2,000 people and killed dozens more, vape makers and retailers are using a variety of strategies to ease consumer concerns and shore up sagging sales. In particular, marijuana vape manufacturers and dispensaries are: Posting signs in stores and training in-store staff to help consumers understand […]

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Week in Review: Landmark cannabis vote by US House committee, first MI adult-use licenses, vitamin E acetate vape additive bans & more

A key U.S. House panel makes history by passing a federal cannabis legalization bill, Michigan reveals its first adult-use license winners, two states finalize bans on vitamin E acetate as an additive in vaporizer products and more of the week’s top cannabis news. Panel casts first-ever US House vote to federally legalize MJ In a […]

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License revoked for California cannabis vape maker Kushy Punch after state seizes $21M worth of products

California cannabis regulators have revoked the business license of well-known vaporizer brand Kushy Punch after the company was raided last month and found to be operating from an unlicensed facility. After receiving a complaint about illegal cannabis activity at a location in Canoga Park, California regulators searched the unlicensed facility and seized nearly $21 million […]

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