More than 50% of Wisconsin vape products linked to illnesses contain cannabis

More than half the vape products the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested in its investigation into vaping illnesses in Wisconsin contained THC, the agency reported.

Wisconsin does not have a full-strength medical marijuana program, but it is the first state to disclose test results of vape products under investigation after the nationwide health outbreak.

In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that many of the people sickened by vape products in Wisconsin said they used counterfeit marijuana products from the illicit market, not licensed MJ companies.

Of those vape products containing THC, Reuters reported, two-thirds also contained vitamin E acetate, an additive and cutting agent used in vape cartridges.

For the FDA testing, Wisconsin officials offered up two dozen vape products collected from patients with vaping-related lung injuries.

Vaping oils were tested, but vaping devices were not examined.

To read more about the FDA’s tests, click here.

For more of Marijuana Business Daily’s ongoing coverage of the vaping crisis, click here.

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