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The CBD Testers Weekly Newsletter: Tainted THC Vape Cartridges, Cannabis Industry Corruption, CBD Cancer Research, and more

Written by Alexandra Hicks
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This week, the cannabis industry has seen some very interesting and exciting news in terms of business and research. 

For example, Professor Raphael Mechoulam – the Father of Cannabis Research – is currently in the midst of creating a CBD-based medication to treat three aggressive forms of cancer. Also, the FBI is investigating the possibility of corruption in the cannabis industry. And, in case you haven’t heard enough of this already, even more people have been hospitalized due to tainted vape-cartridges. All that and more in this week’s CBD Testers Weekly Review and Newsletter. 

FEATURED STORY: FBI Fearful of Widescale Corruption Within The Cannabis Industry

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The legalization of cannabis was never going to be easy after so many years of prohibition, and the FBI just announced that they’re now actively seeking tips to curtail what they fear could become a widespread public corruption scandal.

FBI Public Affairs Specialist Mollie Halpern stated, “States require licenses to grow and sell the drug—opening the possibility for public officials to become susceptible to bribes in exchange for those licenses.” This is believed to be especially prevalent in California. 

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$2 Million Going to Cannabis Cancer Research Led by Professor Mechoulam

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Prof. Raphael Mechoulam from Hebrew University in Jerusalem is leading a research team to work on developing cannabis-based treatments for three aggressive forms of cancer: melanoma (skin cancer), neuroblastoma (cancer originating in the surrounding and mostly neural system in children), and glaublastoma (brain cancer).

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Five Year Wait For U.K. Cannabis Prescriptions?

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Patients may be forced to wait five more years to routinely secure cannabis medication through the U.K.’s health service. This damming assessment by Prof Mike Barnes, one of the country’s leading medical cannabis experts, follows the publication of a long-awaited report. 

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Tainted Vape Cartridges Land Seven Californians In Hospital

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The latest case of vaping-related hospitalizations has seen seven people hospitalized in Hanford, California, due to tainted vape cartridges. According to reports, the cartridges contained a deadly lung toxin which causes pneumonia-like symptoms. 

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About the author

Alexandra Hicks

Alexandra is the managing editor at CBD Testers. She has always been interested in alternative and natural remedies, and the versatility of cannabis as a healing plant is something that greatly appeals to her. It's for this reason that she decided to work as a cannabis industry journalist and editor, to help spread accurate information about the benefits of this plant.

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