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Oregon death is 2nd linked to vaping, 1st tied to pot shop

Gillian Flaccus, The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. - Public health officials in Oregon said Wednesday that a person who recently died of a severe respiratory illness had used an electronic cigarette containing marijuana oil from a legal dispensary, the second death linked to vaping nationwide and the first tied to a vaping product bought at a pot shop.

Officials have not determined what sickened the middle-aged adult, whether the product was contaminated or whether they may have added something to the liquid in the device after buying it, said Dr. Ann Thomas with the Oregon Health Authority.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (16,448.84, up49.61 points).

University of Guelph offers online pot-growing course

The Canadian Press

GUELPH, Ont. - An Ontario university is offering an online course to teach people how to grow better marijuana.

The University of Guelph says its cannabis production course begins next week and is already full with 60 students.

Michigan to become 1st state to ban flavoured e-cigarettes

David Eggert, The Associated Press

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Court opens door to homegrown pot in Quebec

The Canadian Press

Mexican cannabis users eagerly await legal marijuana

Lissette Romero And Amy Guthrie, The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY - Claudia Gracia pushes her daughter Paulina in a wheelchair through the aisles of an exposition centre in search of the latest innovations in cannabis at the annual ExpoWeed gathering in Mexico's capital.

Five things to watch for in Canadian business

The Canadian Press

B.C. group calls for action on safe drug supply

Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - A group of people who have real life experience with drug use in British Columbia and Yukon is calling on the B.C. government to support a community-led mechanism for a safe drug supply, in order to combat deaths from poisoning by powerful adulterants like fentanyl and carfentanil.

Mexico busts over 9 tons of marijuana at Tijuana home

The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities say they have seized more than 9 tons of marijuana in the northern border city of Tijuana.

Twelve cannabis store applicants disqualified

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - The regulator overseeing Ontario's legal cannabis stores says a dozen licence applicants who participated in the latest lottery have been disqualified.

More vaping illnesses reported, many involving marijuana

Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press

Juul Labs facing scrutiny from federal and state officials

Richard Lardner And Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - With e-cigarette giant Juul Labs facing a mounting number of state and federal investigations into its marketing and sales practices, a top Trump administration official pledged Friday to use all of the government's regulatory and enforcement power "to stop the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use."

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