BY: Chadwick Rhodes January 5, 2020
DANGER VAPING CBD or THC OIL
What to do when your medicine is in the form of CBD or THC and you vape. Good question these days with all the deaths and sickness related to these products.
Today about 1/3 of our population medicate in some way with CBD or THC. Smoking, Vaping, Chewable, Internal and External Tinctures and creams. You name it and it seems to be concocted with some type of CBD or THC.
As we have found out in the last few months it is better to roll a joint with a regular cigarette filter and smoke it. Not only is the filter collecting the tar, but it also collects any moisture and still does the job. Obvious dry smoke is much better for your lungs then moisture infused vapors.
I am not sure why vaping and e-cigarette products were able to reach the consumers. I suppose it was for the high uptick in Oil production and the CBD craze that came fast. Everyone wanted to jump on board to maximize their company profits and the FDA stood idle. It’s all about the bottom line. $$$$$$
CDC Update as of December 3, 2019… Vitamin E Acetate is the latest to get the blame for 2,500 REPORTED lung injury (EVALI) Patients. Those are only the ones that have been reported and not confused with other illnesses or poisons.
As we have seen in the past few weeks that these products are Un-Regulated for purity from harmful Metals and Toxins.
Let’s not be stupid and deny how many people are actually using these products. It is in the Millions.. So don’t be fooled into thinking we don’t need to pay attention to these warnings. When so many are using these products for medical and recreational it needs to be regulated so the consumer is protected.
When e cigarettes rolled out they were found to have Radiator fluid as one of the components. Ethylene glycol, the primary ingredient in antifreeze, has the chemical formula C2H6O2. The radiator fluid used in most cars is a half-and-half mixture of water and antifreeze.
Vaping dangerous substances that are homemade in somesone’s garage… NOT A GOOD CHOICE… You have no idea what compounds they have used for manufacturing this product. You could be inhaling and killing your lungs slowly.
Are these cases to be blamed on “Home Made” recipes bought on the street? Not all. There have been different “suspect” reports of many compounds as culprits. From the manufactures having un-pure or dirty CBD crystals that have been brought in from China by the 50 gallon barrel to just recently Vitamin E Acetate. That’s right most of the CBD crystals are brought in from foreign countries. They are “NOT” regulated by the FDA either. Perhaps we need stronger regulations when it comes to importing these Medical use products. Unless they just want us all dead, something needs to be done.
Home made street drugs are contaminated with Metal toxins and harmful additives. Depending on how that Oil, Tar or Dabs was made will depend on the toxin levels. These products are usually made with Butane. This product will contain high amounts of toxins and should not be consumed by anyone.
Rarely will you find street products that are made by using Co2, which is actually a purer form of oil that is extracted from the entire plant. The whole plant is put into the machine right after harvest. There is no drying involved so all the crystals are intact and it makes a very strong potency.
So short story is… The consumer should be able to rely on the dispensaries and USA manufactures for 100% competence in their products.
Researchers have warned that Synthetic Cannabinoids could be linked to many poisonings and deaths. Synthetic cannabinoids are a class of molecules that bind to the same receptors to which cannabinoids in cannabis plants THC and CBD attach. They are designer drugs, commonly sprayed onto plant matter and are usually smoked, although they have also been consumed in a concentrated liquid form in the US and UK since 2016. They have been marketed as herbal incense, or “herbal smoking blends” and sold under common names like K2, Spice, and Synthetic Marijuana. They are often labeled “not for human consumption” for liability defense.
A recent study found a dangerous synthetic, as well as a cough surpresent dextroomethorphan, in one manufactures CBD vaping products.
In a recent study on different products from several different manufactures shows that the potency was barely 1/4 percent of the CBD specified percentage stated on the label.
So this is buyer beware…
It’s hard to know what’s in that gummi bear or bottle.