- In a test for cannabis cannabis cartridges conducted by NBC News, 15 of 15 illegal carts contained a fungicide that, when burned, could turn into hydrogen cyanide, an extremely dangerous poison.
- All legal vape carts tested were
- In addition to the fungicide, 13 of 15 contained vitamin E, a solvent used to cut cannabis.
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Vaping, once considered a safe alternative to smoking, faces increasing control over the increasingly visible health crisis: a total of 530 possible cases of vape-related lung disease, according to the CDC.
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A recent NBC News study documents exactly how real this potential danger is: Of the 15 black markets for NBC soap bags, 14 were tested positive for Vitamin E acetate – a solvent used to cut cannabis, which, when it gets into your lungs, can trigger an immune response that causes pneumonia. Worse still: the illegal NBC wheelchairs tested, all 15 tested positive for myclobutanil, a fungicide that can be converted to hydrogen cyanide when burned.
Not all is bad news – NBC News is also testing three cannabis cartridges with legal dispensary in California, all from different manufacturers.
All three came back clean, with the test facility found "free of heavy metals, pesticides or residual solvents such as Vitamin E."
But without federal regulation for tubs with cannabis soap and cannabis legality, Balkanized, it is difficult to regulate dangerous additives in vaccines. As the federal government struggles to regulate the fast-paced market, it offers a simple solution that should work for everyone: Rethinking the purchase and use of a black vape market car.
"If you are thinking of buying one of these products off the street, from the back of the car, from the trunk, into an alley," said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco, recently, "or if you go home and make modifications to the product itself, using something you purchased from a third party or received from a friend, think twice. "