CBD vapes spiked with dangerous drugs for sale across U.S.

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CBD vapes spiked with dangerous drugs for sale across U.S.

This May 2018, photo provided by Joseph Jenkins shows his son, Jay, in the emergency room of the Lexington Medical Center in Lexington, S.C. Jay Jenkins suffered acute respiratory failure and drifted into a coma, according to his medical records, after he says he vaped a product labeled as a smokable form of the cannabis extract CBD. Lab testing commissioned as part of an Associated Press investigation into CBD vapes showed the cartridge that Jenkins says he puffed contained a synthetic marijuana compound blamed for at least 11 deaths in Europe. (Joseph Jenkins via AP)
A Green Machine brand CBD vape pod is weighed during testing at Flora Research Laboratories in Grants Pass, Ore., on July 18, 2019. As part of an investigation into CBD vapes, The Associated Press commissioned the lab to test vape products purchased around the country, including seven Green Machine pods bought at stores in California, Florida and Maryland. Four of the Green Machine pods contained synthetic marijuana, a dangerous street drug commonly known as K2 or spice. (AP Photo/Ted Warren)
This Wednesday, July 17, 2019, photo shows a Green Machine “Jungle Juice” flavored CBD vape pod and its packaging in Los Angeles. As part of an investigation into vapes that promise to deliver a smokable form of the cannabis extract CBD, The Associated Press commissioned a laboratory to test CBD vapes purchased around the country. That included seven Green Machine pods bought at stores in California, Florida and Maryland; four of the pods contained synthetic marijuana, a dangerous street drug commonly known as K2 or spice. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Pierce Prozy examines a Yolo! brand CBD vape oil cartridge at Flora Research Laboratories in Grants Pass, Ore., on July 19, 2019. The Associated Press commissioned the lab to test vape products marketed as delivering the cannabis extract CBD. AP chose samples by targeting brands that law enforcement authorities or users flagged as suspect. Ten of the 30 samples contained synthetic marijuana, a dangerous street drug commonly known as K2 or spice. (AP Photo/Ted Warren)
Katarina Maloney is pictured in her company’s offices in Carlsbad, Calif., on Aug. 27, 2019. Maloney is the CEO of Mathco Health Corporation, which sells products made with the cannabis extract CBD. Documents filed in a California court by a former employee, as well as interviews with two other former employees, link Maloney’s company to Yolo! brand CBD vape oil, a product that authorities blamed for sickening people in 2017 and 2018 because it was spiked with dangerous synthetic marijuana. Maloney said Mathco does not “engage in the manufacture, distribution or sale of any illegal products” and said the company can’t control what happens to products once they are shipped. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
A researcher holds a Yolo! brand CBD vape oil cartridge and its packaging at Flora Research Laboratories in Grants Pass, Ore., on July 17, 2019. Authorities blamed Yolo for sending people to emergency rooms in Utah, saying it contained a dangerous synthetic marijuana. The cartridge pictured here was provided to The Associated Press by a South Carolina man who says he nearly died after puffing it. Testing commissioned by AP shows it contained the same synthetic marijuana that caused the illnesses in Utah. (AP Photo/Ted Warren)

CBD vapes spiked with dangerous drugs for sale across U.S.

This May 2018, photo provided by Joseph Jenkins shows his son, Jay, in the emergency room of the Lexington Medical Center in Lexington, S.C. Jay Jenkins suffered acute respiratory failure and drifted into a coma, according to his medical records, after he says he vaped a product labeled as a smokable form of the cannabis extract CBD. Lab testing commissioned as part of an Associated Press investigation into CBD vapes showed the cartridge that Jenkins says he puffed contained a synthetic marijuana compound blamed for at least 11 deaths in Europe. (Joseph Jenkins via AP)
A Green Machine brand CBD vape pod is weighed during testing at Flora Research Laboratories in Grants Pass, Ore., on July 18, 2019. As part of an investigation into CBD vapes, The Associated Press commissioned the lab to test vape products purchased around the country, including seven Green Machine pods bought at stores in California, Florida and Maryland. Four of the Green Machine pods contained synthetic marijuana, a dangerous street drug commonly known as K2 or spice. (AP Photo/Ted Warren)
This Wednesday, July 17, 2019, photo shows a Green Machine “Jungle Juice” flavored CBD vape pod and its packaging in Los Angeles. As part of an investigation into vapes that promise to deliver a smokable form of the cannabis extract CBD, The Associated Press commissioned a laboratory to test CBD vapes purchased around the country. That included seven Green Machine pods bought at stores in California, Florida and Maryland; four of the pods contained synthetic marijuana, a dangerous street drug commonly known as K2 or spice. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Pierce Prozy examines a Yolo! brand CBD vape oil cartridge at Flora Research Laboratories in Grants Pass, Ore., on July 19, 2019. The Associated Press commissioned the lab to test vape products marketed as delivering the cannabis extract CBD. AP chose samples by targeting brands that law enforcement authorities or users flagged as suspect. Ten of the 30 samples contained synthetic marijuana, a dangerous street drug commonly known as K2 or spice. (AP Photo/Ted Warren)
Katarina Maloney is pictured in her company’s offices in Carlsbad, Calif., on Aug. 27, 2019. Maloney is the CEO of Mathco Health Corporation, which sells products made with the cannabis extract CBD. Documents filed in a California court by a former employee, as well as interviews with two other former employees, link Maloney’s company to Yolo! brand CBD vape oil, a product that authorities blamed for sickening people in 2017 and 2018 because it was spiked with dangerous synthetic marijuana. Maloney said Mathco does not “engage in the manufacture, distribution or sale of any illegal products” and said the company can’t control what happens to products once they are shipped. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
A researcher holds a Yolo! brand CBD vape oil cartridge and its packaging at Flora Research Laboratories in Grants Pass, Ore., on July 17, 2019. Authorities blamed Yolo for sending people to emergency rooms in Utah, saying it contained a dangerous synthetic marijuana. The cartridge pictured here was provided to The Associated Press by a South Carolina man who says he nearly died after puffing it. Testing commissioned by AP shows it contained the same synthetic marijuana that caused the illnesses in Utah. (AP Photo/Ted Warren)
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