As a judge for the High Times Oregon Cannabis Cup, I was assigned “vape cartridges” as my product to review. Normally, that would have been great—but in light of what at the time was the still evolving EVALI (E-cigarette Vaping Associated Lung Injury) crisis, naturally I had concerns. A month prior to
Just one month in, 2020 has proved to be a... challenging... year on many fronts, but some small comfort can be taken that the EVALI crisis seems to have substantially abated. New cases have slowed to a trickle, and the educational campaign strongly encouraging people to cease purchasing and consuming vape
Washington State Wants To Water Down Concentrates
A group of Washington State lawmakers have put forth a bill which, while being well intentioned, could result in greater harm to the group of cannabis consumers they're expressing concern over protecting. It would also drastically reduce the quality and selection of products available to cannabis consumers, and send Washington consumers
The Year in Review for Cannabis 2019: Reviewing The Year In Cannabis
As 2019 draws to a close, let’s review WTF just happened in cannabis, because this year was akin to consuming too many strong edibles, followed by multiple shots of very expensive tequila. The cannabis industry had a tough year, losing money for investors and, as a result, thousands of industry-related jobs.
Ban On Flavored Vape Products Stayed by Oregon Court
On October 4 2019, Governor Kate Brown announced plans to implement a temporary six-month ban on flavored vape cartridges, which went into effect two days ago, on October 15. Today, a state appeals court put a halt to that ban. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released a statement this afternoon on
October Vapocalypse Update
Is This The Vapocalypse?
This has been a scary time for people who vape, and for the companies that make vaping products and equipment. Every day provides more information about what’s happened, and the potential reasons behind this increasingly deadly health crisis. We still don’t have all the answers, but we know more than
Vapocalypse 2019: Avoid Illicit Cartridges
We still don’t have all the answers about the recent rash of vaping-related hospitalizations and deaths, but among the information recently emerging is that some of these cases are related to illicit THC cartridges, AKA products from the black market. Such markets thrive in states that do not have a regulated