Amherst company faces subpoena in N.Y. vaping investigation


“The rise in vaping-associated illnesses is a frightening public health phenomenon,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said this week, adding that he was “starting an investigation into some of these companies that produce vaping substances to find out what’s in it.”

The investigation illuminates the legally murky world of vaporizer cartridge manufacturing, in which illicit suppliers and dealers hawk their products and post cookbook-like instructions on anonymous online message boards with scores of members.

These types of companies can fall between government cracks. The state Cannabis Control Commission only oversees licensed pot businesses, while health officials are concerned with tracking the illnesses, and police are focused on large-scale illegal marijuana dealers.


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