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Don’t Even Think of Selling CBD as a Door-to-Door Vacuum Salesperson

Executives at Kirby Co.’s home office noticed an odd trend: Its door-to-door vacuum-cleaner salespeople were increasingly involved in the same side gig — pitching CBD oil. Kirby, whose parent company is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., didn’t like …

Massachusetts Vaping Sales Ban Can Stand but Needs Fixes – Judge

BOSTON — A Massachusetts judge on Monday declined to immediately halt a ban on the sale of vaping products adopted after an outbreak of e-cigarette-related lung injuries, but he said the state must redo the ban and get public comment …

Vaping-Lung Deaths Rise Again as Culprit Remains Elusive

The number of people killed or sickened by lung injuries linked to vaping increased again in the past week, with public-health officials still unable to clearly identify the root cause of a nationwide outbreak. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control …

US Officials Revise Vaping Illness Count to 380 in 36 States

NEW YORK — The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette use. Health officials on Thursday said 380 …

How Much Pot in that Brownie? Chocolate Can Throw Off Tests

How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, …

Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana’s Less Taboo Cousin

NEW YORK — It’s showing up in everything from skin creams to bath balms to dog treats — an elixir that can supposedly reduce anxiety and help you sleep. The ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and …

New Rulings on Medical Marijuana Use Favor Workers

Healthcare worker Katelin Noffsinger told a potential employer that she took medical marijuana to deal with the effects of a car accident, but when a drug test came back positive, the nursing home rescinded her job offer anyway. A federal …

California Marijuana Products Failing Safety Tests

Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards …

With Pot Shops Opening Soon, Massachusetts Warns of Dangers of Driving High

In anticipation of the first recreational marijuana stores opening within Massachusetts in the coming weeks, state officials Wednesday stepped up warnings to motorists about the risks of driving while stoned. A new public education and enforcement campaign announced by Republican …

Iowa Medical Marijuana Industry Says Future Remains Hazy

Serious questions linger about the fate of medical marijuana in Iowa as Republican lawmakers find themselves considering an eleventh-hour deal that would expand the program to more patients. The state’s sole manufacturer of medical cannabis oil worries that, once sales …