In light of recent headlines regarding the health risks associated with vape additives and cutting agents, the OK Cannabis Program decided to conduct a supplementary round of testing for the month of September to test for Vitamin E Acetate in more than 50 brands of vape cartridges from the shelves of the following three participating retailers: Green 2 Go, Mainstreet Marijuana, and Uncle Ike’s.
We are thrilled to announce upon the receipt of all test results that all products which were randomly pulled have tested OK! We commend all the vendors involved for their integrity and dedication to consumer safety as well as the participating retailers for their transparency. This project is a great example of the collaboration and accountability necessary to ensure that we keep Washington cannabis clean and safe for all!
“Vitamin E acetate (tocopheryl acetate) is a synthetic vitamin supplement that can be found in many cosmetic and dermatological products you may have seen. It is the ester of acetic acid and tocopherol (Vitamin E). Some reasons it has been seen as an attractive choice by manufacturers are its potential for extended shelf life, potential antioxidant effects and UV protection.
While Vitamin E acetate has been found in around 55% of the cannabis containing vape products that the FDA has examined in relation to the lung-disease outbreak, the FDA continues to caution that no one device, product nor substance has been linked in all cases.
Labs in WA are working hard to develop methods to shed light on various vape constituents, sharing results and information with consumers and government agencies so that consumers are able to confidently choose their products.”
-Dustin Newman, CSO
Institute of Food Safety & Defense
the contaminants section is circled in the below sample Coa.