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High from Hemp: States Wrestle with Chemically Made THC

Over the past few years, Jonny Griffis has invested millions of dollars in his legal marijuana farm in northern Michigan, which produces extracts to be used in things like gummy bears and vape oils. But now that farm — like …

Washington Lawmakers Urge Halt to Hemp-Derived THC in state

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington lawmakers are making a last-ditch attempt to block intoxicating, synthetically derived cannabis products, including gummy candies and vape oil, from being sold at gas stations, convenience stores and smoke shops after earlier bills failed. “These are …

Pot Producers Are Pushing to Clamp Down on Delta-8 THC

A little-known substance derived from hemp is flying off the shelves of U.S. gas stations and smoke shops, offering users a cheap and convenient high even in states where marijuana isn’t legal. But large cannabis producers are now pushing to …

California Considers Calling THC in Pot a Risk to Moms-To-Be

LOS ANGELES — More than three years after California voters broadly legalized marijuana, a state panel is considering if its potent, high-inducing chemical _ THC _ should be declared a risk to pregnant women and require warnings. Studies have indicated …

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 …