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Bad Vapes? How Legal MMJ Can Protect You

This article was originally written for Compassionate Certification Centers. The full article can be found here: Bad Vapes? How Legal MMJ Can Protect You


  • A recent rash of reports of serious lung damage has been connected with the use of counterfeit cannabis-infused vape cartridges.

  • Hundreds of serious cases and at least 18 deaths nationwide have been attributed to the tainted products.

  • Officials suspect a compound known as Vitamin E acetate found in the products might be the cause, but investigations continue.

  • None of the reports have been linked to legally produced medical marijuana products.

“Vaping” is the practice of using a vaporizer to inhale oils infused with cannabis extracts or nicotine. Because of its fast onset time and high bioavailability, vaping is a preferred method of delivery for a multitude of medical marijuana patients suffering from sudden onset conditions such as anxiety, PTSD, pain, nausea, insomnia, and much more.


To say that vaping has gotten a bad rap lately would be a massive understatement. Sadly, at least 18 deaths and hundreds of cases of serious lung damage nationwide have been linked to the use of counterfeit, black market vape cartridges. As a result, the use of vape pens has plummetted in the U.S. This includes both nicotine and cannabis products.


Furthermore, government agencies have issued warnings and some states have put bans on certain vape products. And makers of vape cartridges are scrambling to counter the ensuing hysteria surrounding the dangers of vaping.


Moreover, this rash of serious illnesses has put a spotlight on the fact that little is known about the long-term effects of vaping. Officials are now taking a good, hard look at the potential health effects of inhaling the byproducts produced in the vaporization process.


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