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Illicit vape hardware is dangerous

Black market vapes are dangerous and untested. That’s why VapeSafer is working with government and industry to ensure US consumers have access to quality vapes by North American firms.

In 2019, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked nearly 1500 lung-related illnesses and 33 deaths to illicit cannabis vaping cartridges. 

Independent lab analyses of these cartridges—which were obtained through unlicensed, black market, or informal sources, according to the CDC—found illegal levels of pesticides and heavy metals.

VapeSafer members source only the highest quality, consumer-safe raw materials and submit to rigorous, independent testing to ensure compliance with US and Canadian safety standards.

Straight from the headlines:
CNN: ‘The vaping black market is hiding in plain sight’
Washington Post: ‘Black market vaping products are culprit in lung illnesses’
Reason: ‘New CDC report highlights the risks of black-market THC vapes’
Boston Herald: Vapes on black market may contain toxic chemicals, pesticides, harmful flavorings
Business Insider: Black market marijuana vapes containing substances like alcohol and caffeine may be to blame for spate of mysterious lung illnesses

VapeSafer members are leading the global legal cannabis economy in safety.

Unlike untested and dangerous black market hardware, VapeSafer members voluntarily submit their products and source material to independent analysis. 

VapeSafer members test for the presence of dangerous additives, mycotoxins, pesticides, heavy metals, and residual solvents. Learn more about our VapeSafer’s consumer safety pledge.

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