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Brandon enjoys vaping fruity e-juices, eating burritos, and playing board games. Mostly burritos, though. Email Brandon at [email protected].

Juul Battles Newest Chinese Copycat Vapes

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Juul has asked regulators to step in and stop 18 companies from selling products that allegedly infringe on Juul’s patents, CNBC reports. Last Wednesday, the e-cigarette giant filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC). Juul Labs claims Chinese copycats “blatantly emulated the distinctive design” of their pod vape …

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CBD Products: An In-Depth Buyer’s Guide

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Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is more commonly known, is a derivative of hemp. CBD has recently exploded onto the US consumer market, following increased information about its potential health benefits. The supplement is seen as a dietary additive often used to reduce stress, anxiety, inflammation, and aches. The FDA …

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Video Games and Instagram: The FDA’s Newest – and Ironic – Anti-Vape Tools for Teens

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Tuesday, The FDA launched an anti-vaping campaign similar to the all-too-familiar anti-smoking campaigns of old. ‘The Real Cost’ is the long-standing tobacco awareness program by the federal agency. But, as of this week, their materials include targeted messages about the dangers of vapes as well. The agency uses a browser-based …

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Is Coca-Cola Making a CBD Drink?

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Coca-Cola may set its sights on CBD-infused drinks, BNN Bloomberg reported this week. “We no interest in marijuana or cannabis,” the company claimed in a statement on Monday. Then, they proceeded to undermine their own statement. Coca-Cola is allegedly ‘in talks’ with Canadian cannabis manufacturer, Aurora Cannabis, to consider a …

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Vaping Cannabis Comes to NJ

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The state of New Jersey recently changed medical cannabis legislation for the better, local reports announced. The state now allows dispensaries to carry THC vape cartridges previously outlawed. Dispensaries were previously only authorized to sell topical applications, cannabis flower, and oral lozenges. Since the waiver, two providers have already applied …

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US-Canadian Vape Associations Team Up to Tackle Regulation Issues

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This week, Business Wire reported that the American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association (AEMSA) and the Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) announced a combined effort to revamp vape e-liquid regulatory standards and practices. They dubbed the joint venture the North American Vapor Alliance (NAVA). AEMSA President Scott Eley and CVA President Shaun …

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Juul Launches in Canada

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Juul plans to officially launch in Canada this month, according to a recent press release. The vape industry giant, recently reported by Neilsen and Wells Fargo as holding 72% market share, announced products will be available for sale in Canada in September. Convenience stores and vape shops across the country …

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