The safety of vaping devices has been in the news lately following a multitude of incidents associated with the use of e-cigarettes or other vaping products. While the causes are still unknown, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the US recently identified vitamin E acetate as a chemical of concern among those who were hospitalized for lung illnesses associated with the use of e-cigarettes or other vaping products (CDC 2019).
There are also patients who rely on the inhalation of medical cannabis as a treatment for various conditions. In particular, since the onset of effects can be felt within seconds to minutes, inhalation can be valuable when patient symptom presentation requires a rapid onset of action. A safe way to vapourize is needed by medical cannabis patients who want this rapid onset of potential symptom relief but who want to avoid the risks of exposure to combustion by-products that may come with smoking.
The amended Cannabis Regulations came into effect in October 2019 and allow for the production of vape pens that use cannabis extract instead of milled flowers. Canopy Growth has developed a new generation of vape hardware and formulations from the ground up. Spectrum Therapeutics is now pleased to offer the next generation of vapourizer technology, which contains cannabis extract and terpenes in an easy-to-use, portable design. The vape is composed of two parts: a cartridge filled with cannabis extract and a separate battery unit designed to fit 510 threaded cartridges.
Recent reports on the safety of vapourizing underscore the importance of federal regulations for cannabis products, including vape pen devices. Here are some of the ways we’re focused on improving the product experience.
Few and simple ingredients
While the CDC continues its investigation into the safety of vape devices and e-cigarettes, they are concerned that vitamin E acetate may be contributing to e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) (CDC 2019).
Trusting the ingredients of any vape pen is important, which is why we keep our cannabis cartridge ingredient list to a minimum:
- The cartridges contain cannabis extract and added terpenes
- Each extract contains THC, CBD, or a combination of the two depending on the cartridge purchased
- No added vitamins, minerals, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, sugars, sweeteners, or colours
- We are committed to a high standard for cannabis extracts derived without the use of carrier oils and diluents such as vitamin E acetate
Designed from the ground up for an optimal vape experience
- Made using only premium, inert materials—surgical-grade steel and borosilicate glass—for any part that comes into contact with the cannabis extract
- All our vapourizer products are produced using the UL 8139 Certified™ safe manufacturing standard, meaning that each electronics component of our hardware—including the battery—has been reviewed and certified by UL.*
- 3 cannabis cartridge products are available at SpectrumTherapeutics.com in our easy-to-use Spectrum Framework.
Quality control and dependability built in
- Each hardware manufacturing production run is quality tested by an unbiased, third-party testing agency.
- Our vapes are tamper-proof, serialized, traceable, and adhere to all Health Canada regulations.
With simple, quality-controlled ingredients, UL 8139 Certified™ safe manufacturing standards, and adherence to all Health Canada regulations, our new line of vape pens can be trusted to reliably deliver your medicine.
To learn more about our line of vape pens, visit our shop.
*UL stands for Underwriters Laboratories, an organization in business for more than 100 years. UL is a world leader in product safety testing and certification. UL developed industry-standard UL 8139 to help manufacturers address lithium battery hazards for vaping devices. UL 8139 evaluates the safety of the electrical, heating, battery, and charging systems of these products.
There may be health risks associated with vaping that are not fully known or understood. Refer to the following for risks of vaping: www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/smoking-tobacco/vaping/risks.html
CDC. Outbreak of lung injury associated with the use e-cigarette, or vaping, products. 2019.
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