DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Iowans who vape should not be adding black market THC oils to their vape systems, IFAST President Sarah Linden of Generation V said today.
Results published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Friday found 84 percent of the patients who are suffering from respiratory symptoms self-reported inhaling a form of THC oil purchased on the black market. Researchers acknowledged the study was based on reports by patients who may be reluctant to report illicit drug use and the percentage of those who used THC oil is likely higher.
“If black market THC oil was being added to bottles of water and causing illness, federal officials wouldn’t advise the public to stop drinking water. Instead, they would investigate and report on exactly what was causing the illnesses,” Linden said. “It would be a public health tragedy if vapers returned to