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Vaping THC-O-Acetate Shown to Cause Lung Injuries, New Study Shows


Vaping THC-O acetate has been linked to severe lung disease. Heating THC-O acetate can produce ketene, which is toxic: http://bit.ly/3kUh25O

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That’s according to new research published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology.

The toxin can cause the same injuries as the deadly vape outbreak in 2019 and 2020. According to the CDC, that outbreak resulted in 2,807 hospitalizations and 68 deaths.

Tetrahydrocannabinol-O-acetate (THC-O-acetate, also known as THC-O) is a non-natural or “semi-synthetic” cannabinoid. This means that it is a chemical found in nature but is produced artificially from a naturally-occurring cannabinoid, THC.

THC-O can be synthesized from any cannabis plant (marijuana or hemp, sativa, and indica strains) via laboratory processes involving highly toxic synthetic chemicals like acetic anhydride.

THC-O’s crude preparations may appear brown and viscous, similar to motor oil. It has no aroma or flavor, as making THC-O strips the hemp of its terpenes and flavonoids. This is one of the many reasons we often advise people to be wary of synthetic cannabinoids (SCBs).

The findings presented in the Journal of Medical Toxicology study prompted some organizations to speak out.

“Cal NORML strongly advises consumers to avoid hemp products with psychoactive cannabinoids, especially novel ones stronger than THC, whose safety is particularly suspect.”

Learn more about THC-O Acetate on the Leafwell blog: http://bit.ly/3kUh25O


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