September 10, 2019
Vape Illness linked to “thickening agents”
An update to the US vape situation.
Honey Cut, Floraplex and Mass Terpenes all subpoenaed for selling essentially pure vitamin E acetate as thickeners.
Officials are narrowing the possible culprits to adulterants in vaping products purported to have THC. The sudden onset of these mysterious illnesses and the patients’ severe symptoms have led investigators to focus on contaminants. Rather than standard vaping products that have been in wide use for many years. One potential lead is the oil derived from vitamin E. Known as vitamin E acetate. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found the oil in cannabis product samples collected from across the United States. That same chemical was also found in nearly all cannabis samples from patients who fell ill in New York in recent weeks.