(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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