Toxic Vape Pens – Should You be Worried?

on January 31, 2019

Toxic metals such as lead are becoming a growing concern for cannabis consumers who vape using 510 vape cartridges. In a state such as California where legal cannabis is accessible for citizens, regulations have been put in place to protect consumers.

This is not the case in other states such as Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Kansas, and others. California does not allow cartridges testing higher than .4 PPM for lead to be sold or purchased in the state. Head over to Washington State, Oregon, or Colorado, and you can buy cartridges or sell them containing lead amounts of .7 parts per million or sometimes even higher.

In California, consumers are very aware of this issue, and for many people, this is old news. However, if you jump to the rest of the United States where cannabis legalization hasn't happened or isn't quite so accepted this is breaking news. There are significant health concerns from products containing lead. For example, here are some of the symptoms and effects of lead poisoning as listed by Mayo Clinic.

      In Children:

  • Developmental delay
  • Learning difficulties
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Sluggishness and fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Hearing loss
  • Seizures

      In Adults:

  • High blood pressure
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Difficulties with memory or concentration
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Mood disorders
  • Reduced sperm count and abnormal sperm
  • Miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth in pregnant women

More testing and stricter regulations will help protect consumers in other states. As the cannabis industry is starting to grow substantially connections that were cultivated over the years are becoming mergers.

Rolling Towards a Safer Future

Analysts and entrepreneurs alike in the cannabis sector predict 2019 to be a strong year for cannabis investors. They also suggest that there will be a significant increase in the number of labs and testing facility locations in operation nationwide and globally.

Having access to more testing facilities as well as stricter requirements for cannabis products is a step in the right direction for the health of the public. So many dangers lie in states that choose to ignore legalizing cannabis. Products that no one will touch on the west coast make their way over to unknowing consumers buying products on the unregulated black market on the east coast.

DIY Could Save the Day

A great way to know what type of product you're getting is to make it yourself. Grow your own herbs and perform your own essential oil extractions. You can make everything from edibles, tinctures, topicals, transdermal creams and more including your own vape cartridges.

This is a great alternative to buying substandard 510 thread vape carts from some unknown online source that most likely is ordering their CCells from China. It's estimated that currently around 70% of the vape cartridges on the legal market are purchased from this one supplier. They make the cheapest vape cartridges out there. It could be because they add lead to the raw material to make it more moldable. It also shaves pennies off of each unit, which equals millions of dollars in today's market.

No Lead Just CBD Please

It's not only THC that goes into these vape carts. Non-intoxicating, non-psychoactive, cannabidiol AKA CBD has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. With the recent signing of the 2018 Farm Bill by President Donald Trump in the United States, the door for CBD from industrial hemp was opened.

Many consumers find they enjoy vaping CBD. When you hear about all the potential health benefits from CBD and how it's helping people kick alcohol and tobacco addictions the last thing you think of is them giving you lead poisoning. People vaping 100% legal CBD cartridges are just as at risk as those consuming THC vape cartridges.

Session Vapor Has Your Cartridges and Much More Covered

You can get your hands on cured hemp flowers and even fresh hemp in some places. You can perform simple extractions with this material that have an end result of creating your own CBD. You can then turn that into a vapable product. If you choose to take this craft option and approach for vaping CBD oil be sure that you use top quality products down the line.

Everything from your PG, VG, and/or MCT oil, all the way to top quality stainless steel and glass cartridges like the ones you'll find at Session Vapor. Conjuring up your own essential oils is a trend that is growing in popularity. It's quickly becoming more than a hobby for folks, it's becoming a craft.