At CannaCraft, AbsolutExtracts and CarebyDesign, we have been closely following the tragic reports of illnesses and deaths related to illegal market cannabis vapes. While our products are in no way affiliated with the ongoing investigations or consumer health issues, we remain committed to consumer safety and education and are monitoring the situation so we can provide necessary information to ensure consumer safety.
The exact cause of vaping illnesses is still under investigation, but it appears tainted vape cartridges entered the illegal market supply chain at the beginning of the year with incidents of vaping related respiratory disorders reported in 48 states.
While there are illnesses linked to black market vapes, at the same time, over 27 million lab-tested vape cartridges have been sold through licensed dispensaries without incident since adult-use was legalized in California in 2018.
This is a strong indication that vaping THC or CBD oil is not the issue. The problem seems to be impurities used in black market vapes that are unsafe for inhalation.
Unregulated, and untested, black market vapes often start with contaminated cannabis plants blended with harmful, low-quality ingredients that are not disclosed or are misrepresented to consumers.
Potentially harmful ingredients found in black market vapes include; pesticides, mold, mildew, Vitamin E, artificial flavorings, synthetic cannabinoids, and heavy metals.
Unlike the black market, our vaping products—along with licensed dispensaries and manufacturers in California—meet the nation’s most stringent testing and regulation standards, guaranteeing products free of contaminants as well as unknown ingredients.
Additionally, lab results are available to customers through retailers.
Since CannaCraft was founded in 2014, our mission has been to cultivate health and wellness through safe and consistently-dosed cannabis products. Customer safety is of the utmost importance to us and we have worked with leading cannabis researchers and medical professionals to ensure that our products are helping people, not endangering them. While we are confident in the safety of our products, we are extremely concerned about consumer safety and public health. To that end we will provide updates as we learn more about the issue and will continue the dialogue on how to safely purchase and consume cannabis products.