December 3, 2021 SC Labs

Do You Know What’s in Your “Legal” CBD or THC Vape?

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 …

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