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Folks are turning to high grade CBD amidst potential e-cigarette ban

Folks are turning to high grade CBD amidst potential e-cigarette ban

The Trump administration is seeking to ban the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes due to the rising number of vaping related illnesses and also to stop nicotine addiction in younger populations. Alex Azar of the US Health and Human Services told reporters on Wednesday September 11th 2019, that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finalizing their rules and regulations to remove all non-tobacco e-cigarette flavors from the national market within a 30 day grace period.

President Trump stated after a White House meeting with health policy advisors that “it’s causing a lot of problems and we’re going to have to do something about it, there have been deaths and there have been a lot of other problems.” The FDA commissioner also added “Nobody wants to see children becoming addicted to nicotine & we will continue to use our regulatory authority thoughtfully & thoroughly to tackle this public health crisis.”

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has urged folks young and old to stop vaping as the reports of severe cases for lung illnesses have gone up to over 450 this year. The FDA recently addressed all consumers who are purchasing flavored e-cigarettes “to avoid buying vaping products on the street and to refrain from […] modifying or adding any substances to it.” This news has people turning heads to marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD) to induce those calming effects vaping provided.

The White House did not mention marijuana nor CBD during the press conference Wednesday and as a result, the ban is expected to have little to no impact on those industries. Due to the impact of increased educational efforts, this could give the administration a push to consider legalizing the sale and manufacturing of marijuana and other cannabis derivatives nationwide. Certain states have moved away from the federal prohibition and are responsible for setting their own state rules and regulations when it comes to the purity and standard for the licensed products.

Turning Heads

Over the years, plenty of marijuana smokers have made the switch to vaping over smoking. Folks are becoming more and more educated and see vaping marijuana as a healthier alternative to smoking – while some prefer it’s counterpart, CBD, for the added benefits. CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a compound extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant. If done at a high standard, the compound is then processed for consumption, usually in either a form of high grade CBD oil or edible.

Researchers all around the world have been evaluating the benefits of CBD to potentially aid in the treatment of a multitude of medical conditions. Among those include cancers, seizures, chronic pain, mental and addictive illnesses, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Vaping CBD over smoking Marijuana

Using a vape pen for your high grade CBD oils is definitely one of the best alternatives to smoking. Even smoking marijuana can damage our lungs from the smoke produced by the combustion of the plant particles. Marijuana might not have nicotine, but its smoke can still produce some carcinogens and airway irritants. Generally, most folks who smoke marijuana tend to experience symptoms of wheezing, thicker mucus, and cough much more than non-smokers and vape users.

Since vape devices for marijuana are still fairly new, little research has been done to figure out the risks of vaping marijuana. Although generally safer to smoking e-cigs or cigarettes, it still has risks involved. The American Heart Association is even making a big push to convince lawmakers to toughen up on their regulations for the sale of vaping devices. Usually cheap, or cost conscious brands, who sell much more affordable products tend to cut costs by using additives and harmful ingredients to faux-replicate those premium ones. Some of these harmful ingredients that have recently been found to include Vitamin E or ammonia. When vaporized, Vitamin E clumps your lungs with oil to slow down your oxygen transfer, while ammonia enters our bloodstream into the central nervous system and is highly toxic to its cellular function. 

Nevertheless, people are making the switch to vaping premium or high grade CBD to avoid all the fuss about additives or harmful chemicals. Obviously, hemp isn’t the same as marijuana,  which contains THC that gives you the psychoactive effects, folks have made the switch to CBD to not only avoid the “high” but also want the therapeutic benefits of the Cannabis sativa plant family. While more research needs to be done, some studies have shown that CBD has the potential to prevent diseases and help taper off addictive substances such as opioids to name a few.

According to the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.” They further reported that “to date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

Keep your eyes open

Truly, the tragic vape related incidents are caused by these bad apple companies looking to make a buck without the extensive research and end up creating these impure products that cause mysterious lung diseases. Be sure to keep your eyes open for these cheap and unsafe vape products containing Vitamin E or ammonia and always purchase from a reputable source or brand. Here at Lokus CBD, we ensure our customers that every batch is rigorously lab tested and guaranteed to be one of the, if not purest CBD blends you can find in the market today. Lokus only has 3 ingredients in its blend: cannabidiol, hemp seed oil, and the slightest amount of peppermint oil for scent and flavoring. The oils are perfectly safe for vaping, without any worry of harmful ingredients or chemicals. We hope you try our amazing products and see what everyone’s been raving about.

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