Chris Roberts, Cannabis Now.
Solvents, synthetic cannabinoids, and GHB? Study finds numerous unlabeled additives in “legal” hemp-derived CBD vaporizer cartridges as well as illicit-market THC cartridges.
It’s been more than two years since frightening stories of young people rushed to emergency rooms with severe breathing problems—developed after using illicit-market cannabis vaporizer cartridges—flooded the news.
It’s insane what stuff people are putting in off-market vapes. When you see all the stuff they’re doing, it’s scary…I would not touch a black-market vape. It’s scary as hell to me, and this is evidence that that fear is well founded.
– Josh Wurzer, Co-Founder and President, SC Labs
Since then, it’s become generally understood that the culprit responsible for the e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury outbreak (or “EVALI” for short, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified the condition) was vitamin E acetate. A common food additive, thick and oily vitamin E acetate was used as a cutting agent to dilute cannabis oil and thus cheaper to acquire. It also coated users’ lungs with …