The death (and illness) toll continues to rise.
As of the most recent update from the CDC, 47 U.S. vaping-related deaths have now been confirmed, with 2,290 cases of “associated lung injury reported”. Almost all of these deaths/illnesses have been attributed to black market cannabis and tobacco vaping devices.
The CDC has identified vitamin E acetate as a suspected cause of these deaths and illnesses. Vitamin E acetate is banned from legal vaping products.
When the U.S. government abandoned its disastrous experiment with alcohol Prohibition, one of the main reasons for doing so was to protect U.S. alcohol consumers from deaths and injuries from black market alcohol – moonshine.
But when it comes to cannabis consumers?
Nero continues to fiddle while Rome burns.
Here investors need to understand that governments are not immune from the consequences of their own reckless behavior.
While the U.S. government has general immunity from legal liability (for mere negligence), there is an extensive statutory list of “exceptions” to this immunity from liability.
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