In the last few weeks, over 300 people have developed serious lung problems from vaping.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating 94 cases of “severe lung illness associated with vaping.” The patients have reported vaping marijuana and nicotine, but they said they bought these substances off the street. Problems using non-regulated marijuana products have been consistently associated with these reported ailments.
Buying these items off the street versus from a reputable source is risky. Marijuana and nicotine could be laced with a plethora of other substances, making them very harmful to use. By buying any kind of drug off the street, you are putting yourself in danger.
This is why it’s very important to have a valid Medical Marijuana Certification Card (MMJ) and to buy marijuana from an authorized dispensary. The only way to know for sure that you are using safe marijuana products is to buy them from a reputable source. Purchasing marijuana through the process your state has in place is the safest option, licensed medical practitioners can provide you with a certification to attain MMJ products that are regulated and valid.
Even vaping a non-nicotine e-cigarette can be very harmful to the lungs. A study published on August 20, 2019, states that people who vaped non-nicotine e-cigarettes had much less oxygen flowing through their blood. This means that the body could not get enough oxygen from the lungs, and began to take oxygen away from the bloodstream to make up for it. Many people think that e-cigarettes are safer than regular cigarettes, but that is not the case. Vaping e-cigarettes with or without nicotine is not good for the lungs and can cause severe damage. The damage can be even more severe if the e-cigarettes are bought off the street. If you don’t know the substances in your vape and where they came from, then you should not use them.
If you are a marijuana user, you should absolutely learn from this current situation and take precautions moving forward. You can visit an MMJ doctor, and he/she can provide you with the authorization to attain your state certification to purchase marijuana in multiple forms, including edibles, flower, tinctures, and so on.
If you are interested in becoming a certified Medical Marijuana Patient and want to avoid the problems using non-regulated marijuana products please set up an appointment with MedWell Health and Wellness Centers through our risk-free evaluation process.
MedWell Health and Wellness Centers
1200 West Chestnut St. Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 866-566-9333 Fax: 774-223-7330