Medical Cannabis and Vaping-Related Illness

Medical Cannabis and Vaping-Related Illness

In light of the recent outbreak of THC vaping-related lung illness, the Utah Department of Health has issued the following statement:

Many people who vape THC do so to treat other medical conditions. Our advice to medical cannabis patients is to refrain from vaping THC products while this outbreak is outgoing. If there are other THC products that have been effective in treating your medical condition, you should use those products until the outbreak has ended.

If medical cannabis patients choose to continue vaping THC to treat their medical conditions, the should consider the following guidelines:

  • Only purchase THC vape cartridges from reputable, licensed dispensaries.
  • Do not modify or add any substances to the cartridges.
  • Know the symptoms of vaping-related lung injuries and seek immediate medical care if you experience any of them.