Marijuana News: Why Vaping Deaths Aren’t Likely To Hurt The Cannabis Industry


aping-related illnesses and deaths have been gaining a lot of attention in recent months. As of Nov. 5, there have been 2,051 cases of lung injuries related to e-cigarette or vaping use that have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with 39 people dying thus far.

And while the development is definitely concerning for the cannabis industry given that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products have been involved, it’s unlikely to have a crippling effect on the industry. Here’s why.

Problems aren’t widespread enough to suggest a serious problem with vaping products
Vaping cannabis is not a new phenomenon in the industry, and yet, illnesses related to it have suddenly popped up, without warning. In 2016, it was estimated that there were more than 2.1 million middle school and high school students vaping cannabis And yet, there was no outbreak of illnesses tied to vaping that

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