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Health Crisis Casts Shadow Over Canadian Debut of Cannabis Vapes

  • Pot companies have been counting on devices to boost margins
  • ‘Market confusion is never good,’ Canopy CEO Zekulin says
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The vaping health crisis is happening at a very bad time for the Canadian cannabis industry.

With pot stocks already down over 40% since the end of the first quarter, news that an Ontario youth has been diagnosed with Canada’s first reported vaping-linked illness while hundreds have fallen ill in the U.S., is further battering the sector.