Is the Wisconsin Lung Disease Outbreak Really About Vaping?

If marijuana were legalized for recreational use, there would probably be very little demand for spice. Many people try these drugs expecting them to provide a high similar to THC, the active compound in the cannabis plant. But the effect is nothing like smoking or vaping cannabis. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, the effects can include:

  • Feeling stimulated and energetic
  • Increased appetite
  • Producing a dream-like state
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Aggression and agitation
  • Respiratory failure
  • Loss of consciousness

Thousands of people who use these drugs wind up in hospitals every year, and the consequences can be very serious. Last year, over 100 people in New Haven, Connecticut were hospitalized with overdoses in a single week, according to CNN. Some had high heart rates and difficulty breathing. Many were found unconscious in a city park.

Earlier in 2018, the U.S. Army issued a warning about “vaping” and “CBD oils,” after more

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