FDA discloses criminal probe into vaping health crisis, putting added scrutiny on cannabis industry

FDA rejects proposal to intensify crackdowns on cannabis industry

By Bart Schaneman

(This story has been updated to reflect that an eighth person has died from a vaping-related lung illness.)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a criminal investigation into the vaping health crisis, bringing added scrutiny to the state-legal marijuana industry and potentially exposing companies to federal legal action.

“The industry should be worried,” said Washington, D.C.-based cannabis attorney Emily Leongini, who worked for the FDA for nearly six years.

Mitch Zeller, director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, told reporters at a press conference Thursday in Washington that the focus of the criminal investigation is on the supply chain.

 

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