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EXCLUSIVE Q&A: LAB TESTING AFTER VAPI

Following the vape crisis, cannabis product safety is under scrutiny as never before. For WeedWeek, I interviewed Frank Traylor, CEO of Colorado-based testing company AgriScience Labs about product safety and the lab space after VAPI. Among other topics, he discussed:

  • What to look for in a testing lab
  • How VAPI has changed the testing space
  • Predictions for 2020

Though apparently not the cause of VAPI, the crisis raised new questions about heated vaporizers exposing consumers to toxins.
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  • A start-up called Respira raised $2.1M for a heatfree vaporizer which can “aerosolize” liquids containing nicotine, THC, CBD and, theoretically, other compounds. It hopes to release a product this year.
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Conservative publication National Review called the recent ban on some flavored nicotine vapes, “What happens when people legislate what they don’t understand.”