As reported in an article in the Seattle Times, the first vaping lawsuit was filed in Washington state.
A Puyallup Tribal Policy officer who fell ill with lipoid pneumonia after vaping cannabis oil, is suing distributors of vape cartridges, along with cannabis producers and processors. Named defendants include CannaBrand Solutions in Everett, Conscious Cannabis in Spokane Valley, Rainbow’s Aloft in Colville, Leafwerx in Wenatchee, MFused in Spokane, and Jane’s Garden in Lake Stevens.
As of September 17, 530 cases of lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes or vaping products have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with patients in 38 states, including Washington.
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