Eight Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries, including three in the Kansas City area, began selling THC vape pens and cartridges for the first time last week. The store owner said customers begged them for a while, despite disagreements about their safety.
The potential dangers of vaping nicotine and black market THC have been
studied. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hasn’t
updated reports on a lung injury associated with black market THC vaping
products since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, but in February 2020 it
reported 2,800 hospitalized cases of EVALI and 68 deaths since August of 2019.
The CDC has stated that vitamin E acetate in illegal THC vape pens was to blame
for the lung disease.
“Vaping products are “by far our No. 1 request,” Greenlight CEO John Mueller
said, according to an article in Newsbreak.
Last week, medical marijuana vape pens were delivered to Greenlight’s
dispensaries in Kansas City, Independence and Harrisonville. It’s the first time
the products have been available in the state because it took time for
cultivators to extract trim material down to a distillate form that could be
“It’s an exciting day for the industry,” Mueller said, opening the first