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.
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.
Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD.
"It'll relax you," the friend assured.
GREELEY, Colo. - Steve Spencer has lived in the Hill-N-Park subdivision in unincorporated Weld County on and off since he was 16.
WASHINGTON - Smartphone apps have transformed the way we read the news, hail rides and connect with friends and family.