The New York Times  |  October 21, 2019

The market has flourished in the absence of regulation, said Eric N. Lindblom, a former tobacco official at the Food and Drug Administration. The federal government, he said, has been unsure of how to respond to state legalization of marijuana, and the uncertainty has left a void of regulation, research and enforcement.

“Only now that we have this special, extra weird mystery crisis with the disease and deaths is there now interest in doing something,” he said.

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