Category: Edibles

Health officials identify additive in patients with cannabis-related vaping illnesses

U.S. health officials on Friday singled out vitamin E acetate as a likely culprit in the vaping health crisis, reiterating that many of the suspect THC vape products were obtained from illicit sources rather than licensed cannabis businesses. While the exact cause remains unknown, marijuana industry officials said that identifying a possible culprit behind the […]

Experiential marketing creates a memory of a marijuana brand

Different areas of the Far Out Factory, put on by Slang Worldwide, engaged people attending the party in experiences such as the blackjack card game. (Photo by Margaret Jackson) Whether it’s a cannabis-focused arts and music festival, a “garden party” or a tour that guides visitors from cultivation all the way to the sales floor, […]

Curaleaf amending Cura Partners marijuana deal; antitrust hurdle cleared

Curaleaf, a Massachusetts-based, multistate cannabis operator, is amending the terms of its pending acquisition of Cura Partners because of changing market conditions. Curaleaf, which initially announced the proposed deal in May for an estimated price of almost $1 billion, will now issue 55 million of its shares instead of the original 95.6 million shares in the […]

Cannabis vaporizer company Pax Labs fires 25% of workers after missing revenue projections

California-based Pax Labs, one of the leading vape pen companies in the cannabis industry, disclosed Monday it laid off 65 workers, or 25% of its workforce, after missing its revenue projections. The layoffs come amid a health crisis that has shaken the vaporizing industry. The San Francisco company – which originally had ties to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]