Category: Edibles

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 […]

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 ban 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 […]

California vape maker Kushy Punch in spotlight amid allegations of illegal cannabis products; firm says goods not for sale

(Photo courtesy of California Bureau of Cannabis Control) Questions are swirling around a well-known California marijuana vaporizer manufacturer after its facility was raided by state authorities for allegedly manufacturing illegal cannabis vape cartridges. The case involving licensed manufacturer Kushy Punch – which contends the vape cartridges were set to be destroyed – comes as the […]

Wholesale market share of marijuana oil cartridges only slightly down

The rash of headlines linking deadly respiratory illnesses to vaping has had little impact on the popularity of such products. The wholesale market share of marijuana oil cartridges has declined only slightly in recent months, but the length and severity of the decline – and whether it is related to the vape crisis – remains […]

Massachusetts vaping ban, including cannabis products, expected to survive court challenge

A four-month ban in Massachusetts on the sale of all marijuana and tobacco vaping products is expected to remain in place. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani was “leaning toward” dismissing a temporary restraining order to stop the ban, which is being sought by the Vapor Technology Association, a national industry trade group, according […]

Oregon to ban flavored vaping products, including cannabis, for six months

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is directing state regulators to ban all flavored vaping products for six months, including those made with cannabis, in response to the vaping health crisis. My first priority is to safeguard the health of all Oregonians. That’s why I’m directing state agencies to enact a temporary ban on the sale of […]

FDA warns against vaping cannabis products containing THC

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued an updated consumer alert warning people not use vaping products containing THC, though it makes no mention of recommendations for cannabis businesses. The statement from FDA Commissioner Norman Sharpless notes that “the FDA does not have enough data to identify the cause, or causes, of the […]

Wholesale cannabis flower market not currently seeing impact from vaping health crisis

The outbreak of the vaping health crisis fanned speculation that marijuana consumers would forego vape products and shift to other products such as flower and pre-rolls. But wholesale cannabis flower producers aren’t reporting a dramatic impact on pricing in the wake of the vaping crisis. And marijuana retailers are reporting a mixed bag regarding the impact […]

California health officials urge residents to stop vaping tobacco, marijuana

A California health agency joined the chorus of officials across the country urging consumers to stop vaping all substances immediately, saying it’s still unsure what’s caused the recent epidemic that has sickened at least 530 and claimed nine lives in the U.S. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) also announced that 90 Californians with a […]

FDA discloses criminal probe into vaping health crisis, putting added scrutiny on cannabis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a criminal investigation into the vaping health crisis, bringing added scrutiny to the legal marijuana industry and potentially exposing companies to federal legal action. “The industry should be worried,” said Washington, D.C.-based cannabis attorney Emily Leongini, who worked for the FDA for nearly six years. Mitch Zeller, director […]