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David Downs, Dave Howard, and Bruce Barcott

David Downs covers cannabis news and culture as Leafly's California Bureau Chief. He's written for WIRED, Rolling Stone and Billboard, and is the former cannabis editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. TW: @davidrdowns | IG @daviddowns

Dave Howard is a national magazine editor and award-winning author. His most recent book is 'Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents With the World's Most Charming Con Man.'

Leafly Senior Editor Bruce Barcott oversees the site's news coverage and feature investigations. He is the author of 'Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America,' and has written for Time, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and other national publications.

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Journey of a tainted vape cartridge: from China’s labs to your lungs

How a 59-cent cartridge originated in a Shenzhen factory, landed in L.A., and left a New York businessman fighting for his life.

David Downs, Dave Howard, and Bruce Barcott - September 24, 2019

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Journey of a tainted vape cartridge: from China’s labs to your lungs

How a 59-cent cartridge originated in a Shenzhen factory, landed in L.A., and left a New York businessman fighting for his life.

David Downs, Dave Howard, and Bruce Barcott - September 24, 2019