Beginning this summer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through its Office of Criminal Investigations, launched a criminal probe to investigate the vaping-related lung illnesses that have affected over five hundred people across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a parallel investigation tracking the incidences of the illness. Both the FDA and CDC are working with state and local health officials to investigate the increasing number of cases nationwide.

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Young cannabis plants, marijuanaFederal appeals court judges on Tuesday reviewed the reach of racketeering laws in a case that potentially could have catastrophic effect on the cannabis industry.  At issue is whether the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will allow private parties to sue state-licensed cultivations and dispensaries under RICO  for what are, essentially, nuisance issues.   Safe Streets,