FDA won’t be hurried to create CBD exceptions amid safety concerns, official says

This article was originally published in MJBizDaily.com A top official for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the agency is concerned that developing a legal exception for supplements containing CBD could send the wrong message, both to companies interested in entering the market and consumers. Lowell Schiller, the FDA’s principal associate commissioner for…

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Massachusetts vaping ban can stand for now, but state must fix flaws in a week, judge says

BOSTON – A controversial temporary ban on the sale of all vaping products in Massachusetts can stand for now, a judge ruled Monday, saying the ban as written is likely unlawful but halting it immediately would “contravene the public interest.”  This article was originally published by USAToday.com The decision, denying a request for an injunction from the vaping industry,…

Industry Files Lawsuit To Stop Washington’s Flavored Vape Ban

This article was originally published by OPB.org One of the vaping industry’s trade associations filed a lawsuit in Washington state Monday to try and block a new flavored vape ban. The Vapor Technology Association and one of its members, Baron Enterprises LLC, filed suit to stop the Washington Department of Health from enforcing an emergency rule it approved Oct. 9. The agency…

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Judge temporarily halts flavored vape ban in Michigan, cites harm to businesses

Michigan’s flavored vape ban temporarily halted This article was originally published on USAToday.com DETROIT – The Michigan Court of Claims issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday, stopping the state’s ban on flavored vapes, which began Oct. 2. The harm done to vape businesses, which would have to shut down because of the ban, outweighs the interest of the state in stopping…