Report: Legal Cannabis Industry Worker Died After Breathing Marijuana Dust

In what observers say could be the first cannabis-related death of its kind on record, a worker at a legal cannabis cultivation factory in Massachusetts died after inhaling cannabis dust, according to a federal inspection report.

At around 11 p.m. on January 7, 2022, a worker filling pre-rolls at the Holyoke, Massachusetts location of Trulieve, a major Florida-based multi-state operator, became unable to breathe, according to the incident summary of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration report published online last week.

“The employee could not breathe and was killed, due to the hazards of ground cannabis dust,” said the report, which listed the case as open and

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