Eight Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries, including three in the Kansas City area will be selling vape pens and cartridges for the first time Friday. Customers have clamored for them for some time, despite varying opinions on just how safe they are.
The potential dangers of vaping nicotine and black market THC have already been studied. The CDC hasn’t updated reports on lung injury associated with vaping products since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in February 2020, reported 2800 hospitalized cases of popcorn lung and 68 deaths.
When it comes to vaping medical marijuana there are advantages, but for some the jury is still out.
Mike Busby uses medical marijuana to treat pain and anxiety.
“The flowers, the edibles and the drinks I’ve tried them all,” he said picking up product Thursday.
But since dispensaries opened late last year he’s been asking about vape pens and cartridges which many find more convenient and quicker acting.
“This is by far our number 1 request,” Greenlight C.E.O. John Mueller said.
Thursday evening medical marijuana vape pens were delivered to Greenlight’s dispensaries in Kansas City, Independence and Harrisonville. It’s the first time it’s been available in the state as it took time for cultivators to extract trim material down to a distillate form that could be vaporized. [Read more at Fox 4]