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After bankruptcy filing, Purdue Pharma may not be off hook

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners expressed sympathy but not responsibility for the nation's opioid crisis as the company filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night, part of a move to settle some 2,600 lawsuits — most from state and local governments.

How the Associated Press collected information on CBD vapes

The Associated Press

The cannabis extract CBD is marketed as a healing remedy that, unlike its cousin marijuana, doesn't get users high. As demand increases, however, some vapes marketed as delivering an inhalable form of CBD in fact contain dangerous, illegal synthetic marijuana.

As part of an investigation into CBD vapes, The Associated Press wanted to understand the availability of products spiked with synthetic marijuana. AP sought information about testing of spiked CBD from federal law enforcement as well as crime labs or other law enforcement authorities in all 50 states. AP then used that information, as well as postings from online discussion boards, to purchase vape products that could be spiked, and lab tested those samples.

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

Holbrook Mohr, The Associated Press

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD.

"It'll relax you," the friend assured.


Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

Holbrook Mohr, The Associated Press

Residents of Greeley-area mobile home park feel abandoned

Trevor Reid, The Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. - Steve Spencer has lived in the Hill-N-Park subdivision in unincorporated Weld County on and off since he was 16.

Pear Therapeutics CEO explains app for addiction treatment

Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Smartphone apps have transformed the way we read the news, hail rides and connect with friends and family.

New York moves to enact statewide flavoured e-cig ban

Deepti Hajela, The Associated Press

Five things to watch for in Canadian business

The Canadian Press

Illinois lawsuit filed against top e-cigarette maker

Michael Tarm, The Associated Press

Ontario's pot Crown corporation lost $42M

The Canadian Press

Judge orders release of far-right extremist in gun case

Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press