Testing Reveals Illicit Pot is Full of Toxins, Not as Potent as Advertised
People, stop using black market weed.
An investigation by the Bureau of Cannabis Control has revealed that illicit pot shops in Los Angeles are selling products cut with dangerous additives, including the one linked to a deadly vaping illness.
“The California Department of Public Health then tested the products and found that some of them were cut with undisclosed additives, such as vitamin E, vitamin E acetate, propylene glycol (PG), polyethylene glycol (PEG) and medium chain triglycerides (MCT). Some samples were as much as 30 percent additive,” the Sacramento Bee reports.
According to the BCC, 75% of vapes sampled contained undisclosed additives. If that wasn’t enough, the BCC also found the shops were skimping on THC. And the discrepancies were significant. One vape cartridge labeled as 85% THC contained just 33%. Some vapes has as little as 18% THC.