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The US authorities confirmed that it is the vitamin E dissolved in the cartridges to vaporize and not the cannabis THC, the cause of the “vaporization crisis” that has taken the lives of at least 39 people.
This is the conclusion reached by the authorities after samples of lung fluids from at 29 people that admitted in hospitals in more than 10 states in the United States, contained traces of the same chemical “Vitamin E Acetate ”, According to an official statement from the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This chemical has spread among the illegal producers of different cartridges for vaporization and is used for its texture. In the case of cannabis, it allows the extraction does not have to be more liquid.
In general, consumers trust that less liquid cannabis extracts are synonymous with good quality, however, in many cases it cannot be seen at first sight that the cartridge is diluted.
Unlike legal cartridges, laboratory tests found no trace of this vitamin or other pesticides or heavy metals. The authorities recommend that you stop using any type of cannabis cartridge or oil that does not come from the regulated market.
It is important to note that some cannabis medicinal products have mixtures with vitamin E. However, the use of these is given for oral consumption. While the problem, according to the authorities, is the inhalation, combustion or vaporization of the compound.