FDA warns against vaping cannabis products containing THC

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued an updated consumer alert warning people not use vaping products containing THC, though it makes no mention of recommendations for cannabis businesses.

The statement from FDA Commissioner Norman Sharpless notes that “the FDA does not have enough data to identify the cause, or causes, of the lung injuries” and that “no one compound or ingredient has emerged as a singular culprit.”

Yet “THC is present in most of the samples being tested,” according to the statement.

Ongoing testing by the FDA and states has revealed that most of the people sickened from vaping have used products containing THC, although some have used both THC and e-cigarettes.

Fewer used only e-cigarettes.

The FDA is “focused on identifying the products that are making people ill and following the supply chain to the source,” according to the statement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 18 vaping-related deaths with more than 1,000 sickened by some form of vaping since reporting of the outbreak began earlier this summer.

The vaping health crisis has led the cannabis industry to call on Congress to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act to allow for more regulation of cannabis products.

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3 comments on “FDA warns against vaping cannabis products containing THC
  1. jo hiden on

    The FDA should be sending to the cannabis company`s what can and can`t be used to cut the THC AND/OR NICOTINE in vape cartridges. Not just don`t use them.
    DON`T USE THEM IF YOU GET THEM OFF THE STREET CORNER OR BY AN UNAUTHORIZED DEALER SHOULD BE WHAT THEY SAY. NOT DON`T USE THEM . I buy mine from a state regulated dispensary and never had or have any issues(TAKING A HIT NOW). And i don`t expect i`ll have any in the future.
    I VAPE BECAUSE IT LEAVES NO distinguishing SMELLS and gets to my issues quickly. So i`m giving respect to people who don`t like the odor from smoking(my wife) the old fashioned way but by no means is wrong , just smelly.
    DON`T LET THEM TAKE VAPING AWAY.OH THAT`S RIGHT I CAN ALWAYS GO TO MY STREET CORNER DEALER TO GET MINE IF THEY BAN IT. WHICH WHERE IT ALL STARTED TO BEGIN WITH.
    GO FIGURE

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  2. William Ervin on

    The FDA just trying to discourage the biggest phenomenon ever. Jail the illegal vape sellers as it amateurs trying to cash in on a product that saves lives. Get a real job peddlers and don’t put gods medicine in jeopardy. Public don’t buy vape products on corners go to a reputable dispensary to but the medicine. The government has been blowing smoke up our asses for years condemning a plant that heals everything.

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  3. Ryan on

    The biggest issue is ignorance, take the schedule 1 status off the plant, so we can have proper research and regulation to ensure safe safe medicinal product delivery of cannabis.

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