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    Default California: Hospitalizations Linked to Use of Unregulated Vapor Cartridges

    California health officials have identified a link between the use of unregulated vapor cartridges and patients seeking hospitalization for respiratory distress. In each of the cases, patients presented symptoms of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and possessed a history of consuming either THC or CBD extracts via the use of unlicensed vapor cartridges.
    The incidents highlight the potential risks associated with the use of certain unregulated cannabis products, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. He acknowledged that NORML has previously expressed concerns regarding the identification of adulterants and heavy metals in some unregulated cannabis extract products.
    “Unregulated illicit market cannabis products, like products in any unregulated marketplace, are of variable quality and may put some consumers at risk,” he said. “These incidents linked to the use of unregulated, illicit market vapor cartridges reinforce the need for greater market regulation, standardization, and oversight — principles which NORML has consistently called for in the cannabis space. Consumers must also be aware that not all products are created equal; quality control testing is critical and only exists in the legally regulated marketplace.”
    Lab testing of vapor cartridge products have flagged various products in the past for impurities, leading to their removal from the marketplace.
    A press release issued by the City of Hanford, Department of Public Health advises, “[I]f you are going to use cannabis or CBD oil or a combination of both, be cautious, and only purchase from a licensed retailer.”
    The US Centers for Disease Control has identified other possible cases in other states linked to the use of unregulated vapor cartridges or e-cigarette devices. But the agency advises: “Even though cases appear similar, it is not clear if these cases have a common cause or if they are different diseases with similar presentations. … Investigators have not identified any specific product or compound that is linked to all cases.”
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    Actually this was most predictible after the 2014 (Oct. 13-18) FCTC/COP6 event held in Moscow/Russia from which Québec promptly imported some of its inspiration (with verbatim referals, just the following spring...) to render e-Cigs/e-Liquid legally equivalent to tobacco/nicotine smoking:

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    Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)
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    Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

    4.4.1 Smokeless tobacco products
    4.4.2 Electronic nicotine delivery systems

    At the time few people paid due attention even after we finally learned about the exclusions of Interpol, mass media reporters, the World Farmer's Organisation observers and public civils - not to mention tobacco industrials... Back then even "informed" activists didn't seem to mind and now the door is wide opened to prohibitionists who embrace similar doctrine beyond frontiers, with parallel ramifications which this other article reminded me about recently:

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    NM: How do we eliminate the cannabis black market? License it. (2019-Jul-10)
    The funny thing here is that the focus centers on pen vapes, "toxins" and heavy metals (like arsenic, mercury, cadmium, nickel, etc.) while the matter of "legal" PESTICIDES has been totally oculted somehow.

    Good day, have fun!!


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