Following the vape crisis, cannabis product safety is under scrutiny as never before. For WeedWeek, I interviewed Frank Traylor, CEO of Colorado-based testing company AgriScience Labs about product safety and the lab space after VAPI. Among other topics, he discussed:
- What to look for in a testing lab
- How VAPI has changed the testing space
- Predictions for 2020
Though apparently not the cause of VAPI, the crisis raised new questions about heated vaporizers exposing consumers to toxins.
Colorado Green Lab
- A start-up called Respira raised $2.1M for a heatfree vaporizer which can “aerosolize” liquids containing nicotine, THC, CBD and, theoretically, other compounds. It hopes to release a product this year.
Conservative publication National Review called the recent ban on some flavored nicotine vapes, “What happens when people legislate what they don’t understand.”