Just weed, occasionally. Edibles preferred.
By the by, a government-run cannabis store has just opened here and it is (no kidding) as smartly designed and appointed as an Apple store. 50 or 60 varieties of weed produced locally or from afar, with full data on ingredients for each and a range of the standard devices for inhalation. At this point, edibles are not available here and won't be until the government figures out the necessary safety issues.
A common vitamin E chemical could be the cause of the vape-related illnesses that are rising across the country.
High levels of vitamin E acetate were found in nearly all cannabis-containing vape products tested by the New York State Department of Health, the agency said Thursday.
The vitamin supplement is known to be safe when ingested or applied to the skin, DOH said.
“However, the Department continues to investigate its health effects when inhaled because its oil-like properties could be associated with the observed symptoms,” it added.
New York has gotten 34 reports of people ages 15 to 46 suffering severe pulmonary illness after using at least one cannabis-containing vape product.
Vitamin E acetate was not found in nicotine-based vape products that were tested.
Were I still a tobacco user I might think about it. But I wouldn't go the commercial pen vape route with the pre-loaded flavored capsules. I doubt that the vapor would be as tasty or as satisfying as old-fashioned smoke. I'd use organic tobacco and if I couldn't find it, I'd grow and cure my own — a tedious process. And hardly worth the nicotine buzz.
There are several theories. One is that some dangerous chemical or combination of chemicals has been introduced into the pipeline of vaping products. Public health officials believe that when people vape this noxious cocktail, it sets off a dangerous, even lethal, reaction inside the lungs. These officials have said repeatedly that they do not yet know which substance or device may be causing this reaction, and that is the subject of their urgent investigation.
A second theory is that this syndrome is not, in fact, entirely new and that some people had gotten sick previously, but that the condition had not been recognized and identified as being linked to vaping. As vaping has grown in popularity — both with nicotine and marijuana — more cases may be showing up.
CDC determined that non use of seat belts was a disease. I'm not so sure they are completely reliable.
The Trump administration is weighing a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid a spate of vaping-related illnesses.