Anyone quit vaping lately as a result of all the vape related illnesses? A co-worker has decided to quit using his Juul cold-turkey after the recent news. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/10/health/vaping-outbreak-2019-explainer/index.html
What are people's thoughts on Trump's proposed bans on flavored vapes? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/health/trump-vaping.html
I'd bought a few THC vapes from a friend recently, all were labeled under the "DANK" vape brand. I had definitely noticed there was a difference in color/consistency between a few of the different flavors, and a co-worker started telling me about how that particular brand is known to have lots of imitations, and knock-offs. I did some more research and it seems the brand is basically a shell company (or doesn't really exist as a singular entity?) that sells the packaging to other manufacturers, and it's VERY unregulated as to how these are made or what goes in them. Shame as I had come to prefer vaping THC as opposed to smoking bud, because it was discreet and I felt like it gave me more control over my high, but not knowing what exactly is in them or where they came from is kind of offputting now especially with the awareness of these issues, which are not limited to just this specific brand, but all THC cartridges.
I'd also been vaping CBD pretty regularly to help with ankle pain, and it's definitely helped. I've done research into each brand I've purchased trying to find credible brands, with just CBD and free of pesticides and other contaminants. I've found a couple brands I believed to be "safe", but all this recent news about the users getting sick from various vaping products has me wondering if I should perhaps quit vaping CBD as well and switch to edibles... It's unclear how this proposed ban will affect CBD products as well.
A strong theory, still being debated is that the illnesses might be linked to vitamin E used in the making of a lot of vape liquids, I'm unsure of the vitamin e content in any of the CBD products so I've been trying to do more research, but because of the controversy over CBD/THC it's hard to find information sometimes. The lack of regulation and standards on many of the products seems to be a HUGE part of the problem, not only because many of the THC and CBD products are manufactured and sold illegally on the street, but there's a lack of standards and regulations on legal products too because of their controversial nature. Perhaps if this is put into place it will help the push for proper legalization and standards in cannabis products. Tbh, I'm fine with the government all up in my bud business if it ensures me a safer smoke.
Anyone else still vaping tobacco, weed, or CBD? What are your thoughts on all these current issues coming up?