The agency in charge of overseeing the legal marijuana industry will begin requiring that all vaporizer cartridges, marijuana extracts and concentrates sold in Massachusetts come with a more detailed list of the chemicals and ingredients they contain.
The new level of transparency comes while public health officials at the federal and state levels eye a multi-state outbreak of lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers, or vapes. Many such products can be used to ingest either nicotine or THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has suggested that people stop using those products until it can be determined what is making people sick and, in six cases, dying.
“Given what’s happening with the issue surrounding vaping, there’s a lot of concern and while I stand by the statement that while the industry says that vaping is safer than smoking, it never said it is