Presented by the National Cannabis Roundtable
Welcome to the POLITICO Pro Cannabis preview newsletter. Free access to the preview newsletter is available through Sept. 30, 2019.
— Americans spent $5.9 billion on THC and CBD vape products last year. There are 512 different cannabis-based vape brands being sold in American dispensaries. One person’s death has been linked to a marijuana vape cartridge bought at a dispensary. But marijuana vape cartridges were not mentioned Wednesday when the White House issued new regulations on e-cigarettes in the midst of a growing health crisis.
— Democratic front-runner Joe Biden’s marijuana plan differs from the competition. In a field where most candidates support comprehensive legalization bills, Biden wants to reclassify the substance to a category that includes cocaine and meth.
— Nevada’s “nightmare” licensing process continues as at least a dozen lawsuits seek to challenge the state’s marijuana licensing process. Such legal challenges are