There has been a lot in the press lately about the dangerous attributes in e-cigarettes
bought from black market sellers and sold to unsuspecting customers. Vaping is the
inhaling of a vapor created by a battery-powered electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or
other vaping device. In August the CDC, Center for Disease Control, activated its Health
Alert Network , used to relay information on "urgent public health incidents,” warning e-
cigarette consumers to avoid purchasing black market cannabis or nicotine products
sold on the street and to stop modifying the products at home. This was only the fifth
time this year CDC utilized the Network to issue the warning.
California is home to the largest legal cannabis market in the world and the black
market is three times bigger. Cost, legal issues and pushing around subpar product are
among the reasons why sellers turn to the black market and that laziness and
undocumented practice has sickened hundreds of people. One practice is to thicken
THC oil with vitamin E acetate in some cases causing irreparable damage to
unsuspecting victims creating symptoms of cough, shortness of breath and chest pain
and in many cases requiring hospitalization. It is always important, and now more
important than ever, to purchase items from respected, trusted, licensed sources.
A recent article in High Times magazine https://hightimes.com/dispensaries/best-
marijuana-dispensaries-san-diego/ listed reputable shops in the San Diego area, one of
which is called Golden State Greens and is centrally located in Point Loma. They follow
good business practices and offer high quality product. Their store is a high end
showroom with a multitude of products from reliable vape pens to flowers and edibles
and beyond. But, if you aren’t available to head in Golden State Greens has been voted
SD’s best pick up service. You call it in, and within 30-45 minutes your order is ready.
There are so many dangerous entities out there willing to take your money and supply
you with harmful and potentially lethal products. You must practice due diligence, do
your research and only ever purchase your cannabis and cannabis-related items from
trusted sources. Stay safe out there!