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Nov 14

What could be causing people who vape to get sick, die

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Thousands of lung injury cases and dozens of deaths have been associated with vaping, including four right here in California, with one in Marin County. Vaping is the heating up of cannabis or nicotine extracted from tobacco, creating a water vapor that you can inhale. ABC7... read more →
Nov 12

Dangerous Ingredients Found in Illicit LA Vaping Products

  VAN NUYS, Calif. – U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a “very strong culprit.” The same chemical compound was found in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, according to the Centers... read more →
Oct 23

Ban vaping? Beware the knee-jerk reaction

For decades, vaping has served as a viable alternative to meet evolving consumer preferences and medical needs. But in recent weeks, a public health crisis has emerged. State officials are working around the clock to develop potential solutions to address this critical situation – as demonstrated in Wednesday’s legislative hearings... read more →
Oct 14

Cannabis prohibition has deadly effects

Over 1,000 vape product users have been admitted to hospitals across the nation for respiratory complications — resulting in at least 18 deaths and the Center for Disease Control warning against vaping use. Outbreaks such as this are the inevitable consequence of current federal cannabis prohibitions that undermine state cannabis laws and... read more →
Oct 09
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Oct 05

Vaping deaths shine light on California’s dark cannabis underworld

Josh Wurzer, president of SC Labs, with sample vials in front of bio hood at his company's facility in Santa Cruz, Calif., Feb. 24, 2015. SC Labs cannabis potency testing offers a full cannabinoid profiling, utilizing High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC/DAD) for cannabinoid analysis. It also tests for pesticides, microbials... read more →
Oct 04

Dank, the brand that isn’t, scrutinized amid vaping illness

LOS ANGELES — It’s a widely known vaping cartridge in the marijuana economy, but it’s not a licensed brand. And it’s got the kind of market buzz no legitimate company would want. The vaping cartridges that go by the catchy, one-syllable name “Dank” — a slang word for highly potent... read more →