Marijuana industry groups push for regulation amid national vaping-related illness crisis

The Colorado marijuana industry is pushing for new rules and more stringent regulation on vaping devices, including a potential ban on certain additives, amid a nationwide crisis over a mysterious lung disease linked to e-cigarettes and marijuana vape pens.

Industry stakeholders and the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division are debating proposed rules that will be whittled down next month, and could go into effect as soon as Jan. 1. The proposals include adding more specific information on cannabis product labels, bringing changes that experts said would give consumers a better understanding of what they’re putting in their bodies.

Proposed changes have been in discussion for months, said Stephen Goldman, owner of PhytaTech, a cannabis testing company.

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