As per the latest reports, NBC News commissioned leading cannabis testing facilities in order to test THC cartridges and discovered a shocking truth- all 18 cartridges said to contain myclobutanil which has the capacity to transform into hydrogen cyanide when burned. Also, 13 of the cartridges which were tested by CannaSafe reported containing the solvent Vitamin E, which has the possibility to trigger severe lung damage when it is inhaled. David Downs, a bureau chief for Leafly couldn’t resist himself from commenting, “This all starts in China where you can get the empty cartridges both for the THC market and the nicotine market, as well as the addictive, flavorings, and thickeners that are being put into these cartridges alongside the THC oil. It’s a very deep, mature and advanced industry that starts in China and ends in our own backyard”.
At the latest, around 800 people confirmed, and possible cases have been reported, up to 52% from the 530 reported last week with illness reported in almost every state. Sales of marijuana vaping products are said to be lower by 60% in some states as public health officials try to figure out the reason behind the illness that has not only sickened but also killed some e-cigarette users, which is shocking. As of now the exact reason behind the illness isn’t confirmed but CDC officials advised people to stop the usage of e-cigarette or vaping products, especially the ones having THC in it.