Marijuana Organization Warns Against Vaping Unlicensed THC Oils

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One of the latest accusations faced by the vaping industry, has been that e-cigs are behind the outbreak of a severe lung disease which has popped up across a number of US states. Up until now there have been over 450 such cases reported, some of which have tragically resulted in death.

Most of the cases have occurred amongst young adults, and the acute disease appears to be lipoid pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and/or chemical pneumonitis. All hospitalized individuals have allegedly reported using e-cigarettes and therefore physicians, health departments, and the

“The most common THC product that was reported was marketed under the ‘Dank Vape’ label (reported by 24 of 41 interviewed patients [59%]). Patients reported use of a number of different e-cigarette devices to aerosolize these products.”

“Patients reported using 14 distinct brands of THC products and 13 brands of nicotine products in a wide range of flavors,” said the researchers. “The most common THC product that was reported was marketed under the ‘Dank Vape’ label (reported by 24 of 41 interviewed patients [59%]). Patients reported use of a number of different e-cigarette devices to aerosolize these products.”

In line with these findings, earlier this month

“Consumers must also be aware that not all products are created equal; quality control testing is critical and only exists in the legally regulated marketplace.”

To this effect, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) had issued a warning urging consumers “not to buy THC vape products from unlicensed retailers.” The organization’s Deputy Director–Paul Armentano–explained the danger associated with the use of illicit THC vaping products.

“Unregulated illicit market cannabis products, like products in any unregulated marketplace, are of variable quality and may put some consumers at risk. These incidents linked to the use of unregulated, illicit market vapor cartridges reinforce the need for greater market regulation, standardization, and oversight … Consumers must also be aware that not all products are created equal; quality control testing is critical and only exists in the legally regulated marketplace.”

What advice is the CD offering?

Meanwhile, renowned public health expert had already spoken up about the fact that the CDC is not offering any useful advice. “..there are indeed some further details that the CDC could include in its recommendations. At a minimum, they should be telling the public not to vape THC oils, including butane hash oil. Second, they should be telling people not to use any oil-based vaping

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