Vaping Crisis

Massachusetts keeps ban on marijuana vape products but allows use of crushed flower

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday maintained the statewide retail ban on the sale of all vaping products after securing approval from the Public Health Council for an emergency regulation, but at the same time, a local judge allowed medical cannabis patients to purchase crushed flower for use in vaporizers. The emergency regulation, to be […]

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Gallup survey: Most Americans support legal marijuana despite vape crisis

The vaping crisis hasn’t dimmed Americans’ support to legalize marijuana, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. Roughly 66% of those polled continue to support legalizing marijuana, based on Gallup’s annual crime survey, conducted earlier this month. Since late August, the nationwide vaping crisis has claimed 33 lives and made almost 1,500 people sick, according […]

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Massachusetts judge lets marijuana, tobacco vaping ban stand

A state judge allowed Massachusetts’ four-month ban on the sale of all vaping products to stand as a legal challenge makes its way through the courts. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins wrote in a 32-page decision on Monday that lifting the ban as requested by the vaping industry “would contravene the public interest.” Republican […]

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Montana judge blocks temporary ban of flavored marijuana vapes, e-cigarettes

A judge in Montana halted a temporary ban on flavored vaping products, including medical cannabis, which was scheduled to go into effect Oct. 22. Ravalli County District Judge Jennifer Lint signed a temporary restraining order Friday that prohibits Gov. Steve Bullock and state health officials from enforcing emergency rules on flavored vaping products. Lint was […]

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Northeast governors take big step toward regional cannabis coordination

Democratic governors from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut took a landmark step Thursday toward coordinating recreational marijuana legalization efforts, agreeing on basic principles involving market regulation, taxation and social equity. They also focused on the vaping crisis, agreeing that states should either ban flavored vaporizer products or regulate them to reduce their attractiveness […]

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More than 50% of Wisconsin vape products linked to illnesses contain cannabis

More than half the vape products the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested in its investigation into vaping illnesses in Wisconsin contained THC, the agency reported. Wisconsin does not have a full-strength medical marijuana program, but it is the first state to disclose test results of vape products under investigation after the nationwide health […]

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Colorado proposes rules to ban additives in cannabis vape products

Colorado regulators are finalizing rules to ban certain ingredients from marijuana vaping products, following the lead of other states with legal cannabis programs in the wake of a health crisis that has sickened more than a thousand and killed over two dozen people. At a public hearing Tuesday, Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division discussed the?proposed rules […]

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Week in Review: Cannabis merger goes up in smoke, regulators target MJ vaping, Maine inches toward adult-use sales & more

MedMen and PharmaCann scrap their planned merger, state and federal officials act against marijuana vaping, Maine moves toward the launch of recreational MJ sales by the spring – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news.   MedMen, PharmaCann pull the plug MedMen, a California-based cannabis multistate operator, announced that its planned acquisition of […]

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Washington state temporarily bans flavored marijuana vaping products, targeting a third of top-selling MJ vapes

Washington state health regulators voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to impose a temporary halt on the sale of flavored tobacco and marijuana vaporizer products, making it the second state after Massachusetts to ban cannabis vapes in some form. The Washington Board of Health voted 7-1 in favor of adopting the 120-day emergency ban, which is set […]

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