Vaping-Related Illnesses Linked To State-Licensed Marijuana Shops


UNDERGOING COUNSELING, FACING A MINOR PUNISHMENT FOR MISCONDUCT. NEW DATA FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAVE LINKED CASES OF VAPING RELATED LUNG ILLNESS TO PRODUCTS SOLD BY STATE LICENSE MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES. IT IS THE FIRST TIME THAT ONE OF THE ILLNESSES HAVE BEEN CONNECTED TO SOMETHING BOUGHT FROM A MASSACHUSETTS DISPENSARY. WBZ’S KRISTINA REX IS LIVE IN QUINCY WITH MORE ON THIS. KRISTINA? Reporter: WELL LIAM, WE JUST CAUGHT UP WITH GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER AT AN EVENT HERE IN QUINCY AND ASKED THEM ABOUT THIS. HE SAID HE’S CONCERNED ABOUT THE NEW INFORMATION ON VAPING, BUT PERHAPS HE’S NOT COMPLETELY SURPRISED. JIM SULLIVAN WOULD RATHER BE VAPING THE CANNABIS HE BUYS. I HAVE ARTHRITIS AND BOTH MY KNEES RECONSTRUCTED. I’M ALWAYS IN PAIN. Reporter: BUT SURPRISING NEW INFORMATION FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS HIM CONCERNED. OUT OF A TOTAL 90 PATIENTS, SIX THAT ARE PROBABLE, BUT NOT CONFIRMED TO BE SICK FROM VAPING SAY THEY WERE THC VAPES FROM DISPENSARIES. IT FLIES IN THE FACE OF PREVIOUS REPORTS THAT IT WAS BLACK MARKET VAPES THAT WERE MAKING PEOPLE SICK. IF YOU ARE GOING TO A SHOP AND, YOU KNOW, THERE’S CLEAR PACKAGING ON THEIR LICENSE, YOU WOULD EX% YOU’RE GETTING A A GOOD PRODUCT. I WOULD THINK IT IS PEOPLE, NOT TELLING THE TRUTH. I’VE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH ANY OF THE PRODUCTS HERE THAT I BOUGHT. Reporter: THE NEWS COMES JUST DAYS BEFORE THE STATE IS EXPECTED TO LIFT GOVERNOR BAKER’S BLANKET BAN ON VAPE SALES. FROM THE BEGINNING THE FDA AND THE CDC SAID THERE IS EVIDENCE OF INJURY AND DEATH ACROSS ALL OF THESE VARIOUS PLATFORMS. Reporter: THE STATE CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSION QUARANTINED ALL MARIJUANA VAPES LAST MONTH WHILE IT INVESTIGATES. A SPOKESPERSON SAYING THE COMMISSION WILL USE THIS NEW DATA TOWARDS ITS ONGOING INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER MARIJUANA PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED BY MASSACHUSETTS CONTAINS SUBSTANCES OR CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN. ONE MEMBER OF THE BOARD TWEETING OUT THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE INTERVIEW DID NOT REPORT USING PRODUCTS PURCHASED AT A DISPENSARY, BUT ADDED IT’S CONCERNING. GOVERNOR BAKER SAYS THIS NEW INFORMATION DOES NOT CHANGE THE STATE’S PLAN TO LIFT THE BAN ON VAPE SALE ES NEXT WEDNESDAY, BUT IT WILL COME WITH A BIG PUBLIC INFORMATION CAMPAIGN RESTRICTION ON WHERE PEOPLE CAN

2 comments on “Vaping-Related Illnesses Linked To State-Licensed Marijuana Shops”

  1. Rodney Weber says:

    I call 🐂💩MDPH I'm sure had been lying from the start all for that MSA blood money

  2. Give Me A Hit says:

    Nonsense, it's the manufacturer of the product itself at fault.

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