Vape Death Pushes Oregon to Call for Cannabis Product Review

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in charge of Oregon’s legal marijuana market said Wednesday that they will ask store owners to voluntarily review cannabis products on their shelves and pull any they feel might be unsafe as concern mounts about severe lung illnesses and deaths tied to vaping across the U.S.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which also regulates cannabis, will ask stores to put up signs warning about the potential dangers of vaping, executive director Steve Marks told The Associated Press.

The agency can’t ban vaping devices or any specific ingredients in them until more is known about what is causing the health problems, he said.

“The public safety agency has to tell us there’s a public health concern for us to act,” Marks said. “They have not done so yet. … With the lack of specificity, that’s about the level of action we can take at

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