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California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives

California officials announced Monday that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses tied to vaping.

E-cigarette maker Juul facing mounting scrutiny by state AGs

E-cigarette giant Juul Labs is facing mounting scrutiny from state law enforcement officials, with the attorneys general in Illinois and the District of Columbia investigating how the company’s blockbuster vaping device became so popular with underage teens, The Associated Press has learned.

Gourmet ganja: Cannabis-laced edibles are coming of age

Marijuana enthusiasts have long since embraced weed for eating. But gone are the days when eating weed meant choosing between a classic marijuana brownie or laced chocolate chip cookie. Options are more varied now, more elegant, more refined.

Edibles are coming of age

Gone are the days when eating weed meant choosing between a classic marijuana brownie or laced chocolate chip cookie. Options are more varied now, more elegant, more refined. In honor of upcoming 420, here are a few of them.

Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion

DENVER – Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered. A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C – not just on the packaging but on the brownies, candies and other edibles themselves – takes effect Saturday.

WSU working on roadside breath test for marijuana

Washington State University researchers are working to develop a roadside test that would detect marijuana in a person’s breath. Studies began last month on a prototype that tests breath for THC, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects.

Spokane man gets five years in hash oil explosion

Donnivan Whitcher told a federal judge Tuesday the explosion caused by a marijuana extraction method at his north Spokane apartment in January 2014 was an accident. “I didn’t mean to hurt anybody,” Whitcher said before U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice sentenced him to five years in federal prison.