Best article I've read about vaping illnesses and it's cause: proliferating knock off cartridges, with wild teen stoner packaging and who knows what inside.
"Around the country, people are being hospitalized for vaping-related injuries. Meanwhile, a shadow economy for black market vapes is thriving. The most popular brand is "Dank Vapes," which makes boxes that are vessels for cartridges that contain metals or pesticides."
"a lot of people are obsessed with the Dank Vape packaging itself,” says the podcaster who goes by the handle “hallinsco” on social media.
“If you go down to downtown LA, there’s this whole counterfeiting area for cannabis cartridges and goods. They just have a big binder of packing that you can buy."