Cannabis Awareness

Monday, November 11th, 2019
Understanding and Using Cannabis Suppositories

https://www.radiclehealthcare.com/post/understanding-and-using-cannabis-suppositories

Suppositories are a popular method of cannabis administration and can be effective at treating some conditions and ... See more

Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Marijuana - Pro Cannabis Society

Sanjay thinks Cannabis has been demonized. Maybe because he spent the majority of his medical career demonizing the ... See more

Why Dr. Sanjay Gupta Is Talking About Medical Marijuana Again

Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Amid Raging Wildfires, Is California’s Market Up in Smoke? - New Frontier Data

https://newfrontierdata.com/marijuana-insights/amid-raging-wildfires-is-californias-market-up-in-smoke/

How California wildfires have impact on cannabis cultivation, supply, and the cannabis market as a whole, both legal ... See more

Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Robert

Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the U.S. Court’s Southern District of Indiana, ruled the state’s ban, which prohibits ... See more

Friday, November 8th, 2019
13 CBD Products That Pass Our Toughest Scrutiny

UPROXX: The Best CBD Products Right Now That Pass Our Toughest ... See more

CBD products range from bubble bath to lip balm to lube, and we are calling out the best across a number of categories.

Friday, November 8th, 2019
Not Guilty for Operating a Medical Cannabis Facility (Cannabis Chronicles)

Like what you see? Please give generously. http://www.thinktechhawaii.com Big Island founder and operator of Medical ... See more

Friday, November 8th, 2019
Cannabis Reduces Suicidal Thoughts in People Suffering From PTSD, Study Finds

The study found that PTSD patients who did not use cannabis were 70 percent more likely to be depressed, and 66 percent ... See more

Friday, November 8th, 2019
Cannabis Nurse Heather

Patients are taking the walls down brick by brick. 2020 will be a banner year for exposing the corruption in Hawaii ... See more

Do. No. Harm. ✊🏼🌿✊🏽🌿✊🏾🌿✊🏿
“A South Australian cannabis oil distributor has been spared a ... See more

Friday, November 8th, 2019
One Thing All Cannabis Growers Must Consider

https://www.green-flower.com/articles/grow/david-white

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Friday, November 8th, 2019
Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

This Essay, based on my Distinguished Speaker Lecture at Delaware Law School, examines how the federal response to ... See more

Information about the Law Professor Blogs Network.

Friday, November 8th, 2019
Not Guilty for Operating a Medical Cannabis Facility (Cannabis Chronicles)

Mike Ruggles - Not Guilty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwnaKOo2uTI

Like what you see? Please give generously. http://www.thinktechhawaii.com Big Island founder and operator of Medical ... See more

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
9 Surprising Facts You Never Knew about Cannabis and Diabetes

Diabetes Awareness Month

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Can cannabis help with Crohn’s disease? Doctors and patients weigh in

“There’s no single approach that can specifically address the symptoms,” says Dr. Sulak. He says it’s a matter ... See more

Learn more about the research so far investigating the link between cannabis and Crohn's disease. Does cannabis show ... See more

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
The Cost of Injustice: An Insiders' Perspective on the Prison System

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Analytical Cannabis - Extraction. Science. Testing.

https://www.analyticalcannabis.com/

Overview of PerkinElmer''s Emerald Test validated method for pesticide analysis of cannabis and hemp, including sample ... See more

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Medical Cannabis Greatly Reduces Use of Benzodiazepine in Patients

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New study finds that prescribing medical cannabis regular users of benzodiazepine may reduce the number of patients ... See more

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Hilo Grow Shop

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We had such a blast this weekend. It’s always fun when you can get a bunch ... See more

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Jennifer

Would love to see this back on the front page like it was when Mike was charged. Love the cartoon too!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
How To Grow A Marijuana Bonsai - RQS Blog

https://www.royalqueenseeds.com/blog-how-to-grow-a-marijuana-bonsai-n392

Do you want to create a cannabis bonsai tree to alleviate the pains of your soul? We provide the essential information ... See more

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Hemp Toilet Paper: How You Wipe Your Bottom Could Change The World

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Hemp toilet paper is the little change that will mean big returns for the environment. It's softer than regular toilet ... See more

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Hawaii Hemp Conference & Expo

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Let's Talk Hemp is sponsoring the Hawaii Farmer's Union United Conference, Nov. 8-10, 2019 in Maui. Join the conference ... See more

Monday, November 4th, 2019
Bernie Sanders Outlines Three-Step Marijuana Plan To Block Big Corporations From Controlling Market | Marijuana Moment

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In one of the first comments on his new marijuana legalization plan since its release last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders ... See more

Monday, November 4th, 2019
Board Members – Hawaii Hemp Farmers Association (HHFA)

Daryl Kaneshiro is a third generation farmer/rancher from the island of Kauai. He owns and operates over 150 acres ... See more

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Mike Ruggles Trial VERDICT

tears of joy ...
https://youtu.be/mtZ2-bFVDQU

Medical Cannabis case Mike Ruggles verdict in, regardless of verdict the State of Hawai'i must stop extorting and ... See more

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
For young farmers, hemp is a "gateway crop"

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After the recent legalization of hemp production, new and beginning farmers are following the green rush

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
FEDERAL Laws & Penalties - NORML - Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

In Hawaii there are still prison sentences available to prosecutors for paraphernalia. Cool with that? How about the ... See more

While District of Columbia residents have passed Initiative 71 legalizing the possession and home cultivation of ... See more

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
Bernie Sanders Outlines Three-Step Marijuana Plan To Block Big Corporations From Controlling Market | Marijuana Moment

"In one of the first comments on his new marijuana legalization plan since its release last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders ... See more

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

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Friday, November 1st, 2019

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Friday, November 1st, 2019
How To Grow A Marijuana Bonsai - RQS Blog

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Do you want to create a cannabis bonsai tree to alleviate the pains of your soul? We provide the essential information ... See more

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Verdict is in... Heading into court now for the verdict!

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Federal Regulators Announce Rules for Commercial Hemp

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new rules that help clear the way for commercial cultivation of hemp ... See more

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

We're the last ones in the courthouse and no action. Jury has been deliberating since lunch. We'll be back here at ... See more

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
How Can Yoga And CBD Oil Work Together?

On a side note, we opened up a portal to get a dna test for YOUR appropriate Cannabis strain (Cannabinoids) and other ... See more

Both yoga and CBD help your body reach homeostasis. Used together, they can complement one another for ultimate ... See more

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Studies on CBD and Kidney Disease

https://www.projectcbd.org/kidney-disease?fbclid=IwAR1l-ZVNICbIJntCjQU02JKLbhJyGtIQHKazKAzEWLjMQWxk4XP_po3XZVs

A collection of published research articles and other educational resources about kidney disease and CBD (cannabidiol).

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Pe109 Cannabis for Dementia, Brain Health & Older Adults — The Cannabis Business and Science Podcast

https://www.periodiceffects.com/episodes/109?fbclid=IwAR0hmGg7Zb8ipvIc_Ey_SEkGLgzozpJ19YoII-fClNnEhlr7MdmVgskDJM0

The Science of Cannabis is evolving quickly, and new discoveries are showing its use as a neuroprotectant in preventing ... See more

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

How to Bonzai cannabis. :-)

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
Using Radio Frequency Technology to Improve Cannabis Quality

https://www.newcannabisventures.com/using-radio-frequency-technology-to-improve-cannabis-quality/

Global Technology Used on Almonds Makes a Splash in Cannabis. Guest post by Parastoo Yaghmaee, PhD, Vice President of ... See more

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
The Most Potent Cannabis Flowers Revealed by Advanced Microscopy

“We found a treasure trove of genes that support the production of cannabinoids and terpenes,” said principal ... See more

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
Hawaii Hemp Brand

New draft rules for hemp farmers!

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“While the hemp industry has seen incredible growth since the passage of the ... See more

Hemp farmers have been anticipating the regulations for months, as USDA officials have repeatedly pledged to issue them ... See more

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
Former Congressman Who Fought Marijuana Legalization Joins Cannabis Company Board | Marijuana Moment

#slithering

Congress has a really hard time taking in information, processing that information and making good ... See more

A former GOP congressman with a long track record of opposing marijuana legalization efforts is now cashing in on the ... See more

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
Episode 240: Off 13 Medications And In Remission From Crohn's, Thanks To Cannabis — Cannabis Health Radio

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Crohn's, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Asthma and blood clots were destroying Cathy's life. At one point she was on ... See more

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
Cannabis Oil Dosing For Children and Beginners

Blog on dosing for children & beginners. ... See more

Natural and Organic alternative lifestyle living; Medicinal, nutritional and recreational Cannabis, 420-friendly ... See more

Monday, October 28th, 2019
Sandra

Querido filho, encontrei um saquinho com orégano na sua mochila , fiz uma sopa deliciosa. Deixei um pouco pra vc na ... See more

Monday, October 28th, 2019
Are meteorites smoking weed? THC found on space rocks.

4 real or hype?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1619Epk3mR8

Yes, we see the typo. They are meteorites. Learn more about meteorites, THC cannabis, hemp, shungite, C60, Buckyballs ... See more

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Friday, October 25th, 2019
The Great Cannabis Crash of 2019: A Status Report | The Marijuana Times

The rise and reconsideration of cannabis today is reminiscent of the patent medicine mania of the late 19th and early ... See more

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
U.S. Hemp Authority™ Certification Program

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The U.S. Hemp Authority™ Certification Program is our industry's initiative to provide high standards, best practices ... See more

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Senate to Hold Hearing Focusing on Cannabis and Its Impact on America's Health | The Marijuana Times

https://www.marijuanatimes.org/senate-to-hold-hearing-focusing-on-cannabis-and-its-impact-on-americas-health/

Though it's not entirely clear which questions and issues they plan to cover, there are some that have been speculated ... See more

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Jamillha Datchick

https://www.facebook.com/datchick.smash/videos/766146953835112/

Omg watch till the end... his ass wont eat the weed plant again

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Jennifer

Good day in court today... Come down and be part of this historic event. Mike did not take a plea bargain so all of us ... See more

Mahalo every one who came down today to show your support for medical cannabis patients and their ability to have ... See more

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
NORML

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  • Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Massachusetts November 10, 2019
    The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp...
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  • A New California Law Will Affect Marijuana and Hemp Businesses Across the Nation November 9, 2019
    We’ve been writing a lot lately about recent major changes in federal hemp laws that will likely affect every hemp company in the United States (see here, here, and here). While we’re on the topic of dramatic legal changes, it’s probably a good idea to talk about a California privacy law that’s about to take...
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  • Cannabis and Insurance Litigation November 8, 2019
    Recently, Jonathan Bench wrote about the importance of insurance coverage for your hemp or recreational marijuana business. His first article provided the basic anatomy of such policies and his second discussed the importance of product liability insurance. This post highlights recent litigation in which insurance is at issue, or ought to be. Hemp insurer seeks...
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  • Cannabis Topicals and Cosmetics: Join Us November 20th in Marina Del Rey! November 7, 2019
    On November 20th, our own Alison Malsbury will lead a presentation on CBD & Cosmetics at the 2019 Emerging Issues Conference in Marina del Rey, California. Her presentation will focus on the contentious landscape of hemp and CBD topical products, which she has most recently written about here and here. As CBD continues to impact markets...
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    If you follow state-by-state legal cannabis legalization, you’re aware that despite the federal illegality of cannabis, certain federal agencies police the cannabis industry like they do any other legal industry. For example, the NLRB has been known to go after cannabis companies engaged in hostile workplace conduct and the Department of Treasury contemplates banking services to...
    Hilary Bricken
  • Cannabis Patent Litigation: What Constitutes Infringement? November 5, 2019
    As expected, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has continued to increase the number of patents issued containing the words “cannabis” or “marijuana” this year. Because we anticipate that the growing number of patents in this industry and progression of the first cannabis patent lawsuit (covered here, here, here, and here) inevitably will inspire more...
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  • Los Angeles Cannabis Retail Licensing May Get Derailed November 4, 2019
    Getting a cannabis license in Los Angeles has been notoriously difficult—and may be about to get worse as news dropped last week that a Los Angeles City Council member is recommending that the most recent phase of licensing applications essentially be suspended. For some background on LA’s complicated licensing process, it has proceeded to date...
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  • Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Special Update on USDA Hemp Rules November 3, 2019
    The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp...
    Daniel Shortt
  • Join Us on November 14th for a FREE Webinar on the USDA Hemp Interim Regulations November 2, 2019
    Big changes are finally on the horizon for hemp in the United States. On Tuesday, October 29th the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) dropped its interim hemp rules pursuant to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill). The 161 pages of interim rules set up a regulatory system...
    Canna Law Blog
  • CBD Topicals are Not Immune from FDA Scrutiny, as Recent Warning Letters Show November 2, 2019
    We’ve written extensively on this blog about industrial hemp-derived CBD products, including CBD comestibles, CBD pet products, CBD in alcohol, and CBD topicals. Of all these categories of goods, the CBD industry seems to have reached a consensus that CBD topical products present the lowest level of risk for businesses, hence companies like CVS, Walgreens,...
    Alison Malsbury
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  • The Roll-Up #113: Vitamin E oil and Honey Cut November 8, 2019
    Bruce reports from the big DPA Reform conference, as the CDC confirms the worst fears about vitamin E oil in vapes. The post The Roll-Up #113: Vitamin E oil and Honey Cut appeared first on Leafly.
    Bruce Barcott
  • How Vietnam veterans expanded America’s cannabis strains November 8, 2019
    One soldier's story: Bringing seeds home after two tours of duty, learning how to grow, and prospering. The post How Vietnam veterans expanded America’s cannabis strains appeared first on Leafly.
    Alana Armstrong
  • Vape injury update: CDC confirms vitamin E acetate as ‘very strong culprit’ November 8, 2019
    The CDC identified vitamin E acetate, a cutting agent used in illicit market THC vape cartridges, present in 29 of 29 lung fluid samples from patients in 10 states. The post Vape injury update: CDC confirms vitamin E acetate as ‘very strong culprit’ appeared first on Leafly.
    David Downs
  • Cannabis topicals and your pet November 8, 2019
    Is your cannabis topical okay for your pet? Legally, no; potentially, yes. Here’s what’s happening with cannabis in the animal world. The post Cannabis topicals and your pet appeared first on Leafly.
    Colleen Fisher Tully
  • Vape pen lung injury: Here’s what you need to know November 8, 2019
    Throw away any street-purchased vape carts. Pen makers are cutting them with dangerous additives including Vitamin E oil. The post Vape pen lung injury: Here’s what you need to know appeared first on Leafly.
    David Downs
  • From ‘Veronica Mars’ to toxic vapes: The rise and fall of Honey Cut November 8, 2019
    A struggling Hollywood actor got into the vape industry and hit paydirt with vitamin E oil. Then people started to get sick. The post From ‘Veronica Mars’ to toxic vapes: The rise and fall of Honey Cut appeared first on Leafly.
    By Marissa Wenzke, with David Downs
  • Drake is launching a Canadian cannabis brand November 7, 2019
    Forget Champagne Papi. Here comes Cannabis Papi. The post Drake is launching a Canadian cannabis brand appeared first on Leafly.
    Soj Ramsay-Taylor
  • Click-and-collect, farm-fresh cannabis coming to Ontario November 7, 2019
    Ontario government approves new, more convenient cannabis shopping options. The post Click-and-collect, farm-fresh cannabis coming to Ontario appeared first on Leafly.
    Jesse B. Staniforth
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  • Compound found in U.S. vaping patients not allowed in Canadian cannabis products: officials November 10, 2019
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  • Michigan’s recreational marijuana market could open earlier than originally expected November 9, 2019
    As recreational licenses are being processed, Michigan’s prospective marijuana businesses are becoming eager, if not antsy, to begin growing, processing and selling legal weed to the general public. As of now, based on the current rules and the length of the marijuana grow cycle once businesses are licensed, there won’t be legal recreational sales until […]
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  • Ohio bans vitamin E acetate from medical marijuana vapes after CDC links it to lung illnesses November 9, 2019
    COLUMBUS – Ohio medical marijuana regulators have banned a vape oil ingredient after federal health officials linked the additive to cases of vaping-related lung injury. The Ohio Department of Commerce on Friday night banned tocopheryl acetate, also known as vitamin E acetate. Earlier on Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a link between […]
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    Health officials, lawmakers and parents have been raising alarms about vaping for a couple of years, warning that products touted as healthier alternatives for smokers are instead drawing in young people with fun flavors and slick marketing — concerns the Trump administration cited in September while announcing plans to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. The caution […]
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  • Potential culprit found in vaping-related lung injuries and deaths November 8, 2019
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    Arrests for marijuana possession are most common, even as public opinion has shifted in favor of its legalization. Despite bipartisan calls to treat drug addiction as a public health issue rather than as a crime — and despite the legalization of marijuana in more states — arrests for drugs increased again last year. According to […]
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According to Leafly who seemed to be the first to break the story about Vitamin E’s role revealed, CDC doctor Anne Schuchat said Friday that it has identified a “very strong culprit” hiding inside illicit market THC vaporizer cartridges. Investigators located vitamin E acetate—a new cutting agent in vape pens—in 29 of 29 lung fluid samples from patients in 10 states. Other toxins were “notably not detected,” Dr. Schuchat said. Leafly first identified the problem chemical on Aug. 30.

“For the first time, we have detected a potential toxin of concern, vitamin E acetate, from biological samples from patients,” said the principal deputy director of the CDC. The samples “provided evidence of vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury in the lungs.”RelatedAmid vape pen lung disease deaths: What exactly is vitamin E oil?

 

Updated November 8, 2019, at 1:00 PM EST

What is New

Recent CDC laboratory testing of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid samples (or samples of fluid collected from the lungs) from 29 patients with EVALI submitted to CDC from 10 states found vitamin E acetate in all of the BAL fluid samples.  Vitamin E acetate is used as an additive in the production of e-cigarette, or vaping, products. This is the first time that we have detected a potential chemical of concern in biologic samples from patients with these lung injuries.

CDC continues to recommend that people should not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC, particularly from informal sources like friends, or family, or in-person or online dealers. We will continue to provide updates as more data become available.

 
What We Know

New Laboratory Findings:

  • Analyses of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid samples (or samples of fluid collected from the lungs) of patients with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury identified vitamin E acetate, an additive in some THC-containing products.
  • Recent CDC laboratory test results of BAL samples from 29 patients submitted to CDC from 10 states identified vitamin E acetate in all BAL fluid samples. THC was identified in 82% of the samples and nicotine was identified in 62% of the samples.
    • CDC tested for a range of other chemicals that might be found in e-cigarette, or vaping, products, including plant oils, petroleum distillates like mineral oil, MCT oil, and terpenes (which are compounds found in or added to THC products). None of these potential chemicals of concern were detected in the BAL fluid samples tested.
  • This is the first time that we have detected a potential chemical of concern in biologic samples from patients with these lung injuries. These findings provide direct evidence of vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury within the lungs.
  • These findings complement the ongoing work of FDAexternal icon and some state public health laboratories to characterize e-liquid exposures and inform the ongoing multistate outbreak.

About the Outbreak:

  • As of November 5, 2019, 2,051* cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported to CDC from 49 states (all except Alaska), the District of Columbia, and 1 U.S. territory.
    • Thirty-nine deaths have been confirmed in 24 states and the District of Columbia (as of November 5, 2019).
    • Latest outbreak information is updated every Thursday.
    • CDC continues to work closely with FDA, states, public health partners, and clinicians on this investigation.

About Patient Exposure:

  • All EVALI patients have reported a history of using e-cigarette, or vaping, products.
    • THC is present in most of the samples tested by FDA to date, and most patients report a history of using THC-containing products.
    • The latest national and state findings suggest products containing THC, particularly from informal sources like friends, or family, or in-person or online dealers, are linked to most of the cases and play a major role in the outbreak.
 
What We Don’t Know
  • No one compound or ingredient has emerged as the cause of these illnesses to date; and it may be that there is more than one cause of this outbreak. Many different substances and product sources are still under investigation.
  • While it appears that vitamin E acetate is associated with EVALI, evidence is not yet sufficient to rule out contribution of other chemicals of concern to EVALI.
 
What CDC Recommends
  • CDC recommends that you do not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC.
  • CDC also recommends that people should not:
    • Buy any type of e-cigarette, or vaping, products, particularly those containing THC, off the street.
    • Modify or add any substances to e-cigarette, or vaping, products that are not intended by the manufacturer, including products purchased through retail establishments.
  • Since the specific compound or ingredient causing lung injury are not yet known, the only way to assure that you are not at risk while the investigation continues is to consider refraining from use of all e-cigarette, or vaping, products.
  • Adults using e-cigarettes to quit smoking should not go back to smoking; they should weigh all risks and benefits and consider utilizing FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapiesexternal icon..
  • If people continue to use an e-cigarette, or vaping, product, carefully monitor yourself for symptoms and see a healthcare provider immediately if you develop symptoms like those reported in this outbreak.
  • Irrespective of the ongoing investigation:
    • E-cigarette, or vaping, products should never be used by youths, young adults, or women who are pregnant.
    • Adults who do not currently use tobacco products should not start using e-cigarette, or vaping, products. There is no safe tobacco product. All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, carry a risk.
    • THC use has been associated with a wide range of health effects, particularly with prolonged heavy use. The best way to avoid potentially harmful effects is to not use THC, including through e-cigarette, or vaping, products. Persons with marijuana use disorder should seek evidence-based treatment by a health care provider.
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