In regards to the recent illnesses and deaths related to vaping, Pennsylvania Grower/Processors have been quick to respond and are making a concerted effort to assure their clients that their products are safe. All available statements are below:

Cresco Labs

A Message About Our Vape Products

We are deeply concerned by the recent news reports surrounding certain vape products and their alleged connection to detrimental health outcomes.

At Cresco Labs, we do not use vitamin E acetate as an additive in any vape products, nor do we use cutting agents such as polyethylene glycol (PEG), propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG) or medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which are used by many manufacturers.

Our vaping hardware is produced by vendors that maintain the highest quality standards, and we operate with the highest-level manufacturing processes in the most regulated cannabis programs in the country. All products are third-party tested for any outside contaminants to ensure compliance with all applicable state laws.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions, and share this post with those who might be concerned with their vape products.

We will continue to regulate ourselves to the highest standard because it’s the right thing to do. At Cresco Labs, we are not just growing, we are growing for you.

 

Standard Farms Vape Products (PSA)

With recent concerns pertaining to the safety of cape products, Standard Farms, LLC-PA wants to ensure patients that all of our products, including vape cartridges, are held to the highest standards. Standard Farms, LLC-PA has never used the following cutting agents, excipients, additives, solvents, or compounds in any of our medical marijuana vape oil:

  • Vitamin E Oil – Vitamin E Acetate
  • Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
  • Propylene Glycol (PG)
  • Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
  • Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Oil
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • Food Derived Terpenes
  • Exogeneous Terpenes of Any Kind
  • Exogeneous Flavorings of Any Kind
  • Hydrocarbons
    • Propane
    • Butane
    • Hexane
    • Heptane
    • Petroleum Ether
    • Naphtha
  • Denatured/Specially Denatured Alcohols

Our products, as well as their devices, are third-party tested for harmful contaminants including heavy metals, residual solvents, and microbes. At Standard Farms, LLC-PA, we partner with a US-based vaping hardware manufacturer who maintains the highest specifications within their operations and guarantees the safety of their devices. The well-being of our patients is, and always has been, our number one goal and we will continue to ensure compliance for all our vaporized medicine products.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions. We also encourage you to share this information with other concerned individuals.

 

GTI Statement on Vape Products

We are closely monitoring the news regarding illnesses being potentially linked to the use of certain vaping products.

Please know that safety is our number one priority at GTI and the wellness of our customers and patients paramount importance.

With respect to reports concerning Vitamin E Acetate, GTI does not use Vitamin E in any of our vape products.

We are diligently focused on quality, safety, and compliance. All of our products, including vapes, are rigorously tested by third-party, independent laboratories for contaminants to ensure compliance with state regulations.

We will continue to prioritize health and safety and monitor this important issue. Background and additional information on this topic can be found at the Centers for Disease Control.

 

PurePenn Statement

In light of the recent headlines surrounding the certain vaporization products and their alleged link to health claims, PurePenn, its employees and owners wish to express their sympathy to those persons and their families who have been affected.

Certain health officials believe the presence of Vitamin E Acetate in vaporizer cartridges is the cause of lung illnesses tied to vaping. The CDC and the FDA are also exploring whether propylene glycol (PG), polyethylene glycol (PEG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and coconut oil contained in vaporizer products contribute to the health concern.

PurePenn wants to assure patients that the use its vaporizer products that PurePenn does not and has not ever used Vitamin E Acetate or any additive described above in any product intended for vaporization.

PurePenn remains committed to following best practices in its growing and processing operations to produce high-quality medical marijuana products for its Pennsylvania patients.

If you have any questions or concerns, we’d like to hear from you. Please direct any questions to [email protected].

 

ILERA Healthcare Statement

At ILERA, the health and safety of patients is our #1 priority. 

In light of recent news stories regarding vaping and safety, ILERA Healthcare would like to clearly state that our vaping products are 100% Vitamin E Acetate FREE, and always have been free from any vitamin acetates or additives.

ILERA Healthcare produces and sells clean oil products that pass both in-house and state-mandated testing protocols for contaminants, heavy metals, and pesticides.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns at [email protected]

 

Email Sent to Ilera Customers

At ILERA, the health and safety of our patients is our number one priority.

In light of recent news stories regarding vaping and safety, ILERA Healthcare would like to clearly state that our vaping products are 100% Vitamin E Acetate FREE and have always been free from any vitamin acetates or additives.

ILERA Healthcare produces and sells clean oil products that pass both in-house and state-mandated testing protocols for contaminants, heavy metals, and pesticides.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

[email protected]

Thank you for your partnership!

 

Vireo Health Statement

As a physician-founded and physician-led cannabis company, Vireo Health is greatly concerned with the recent wave of vaping-related lung problems. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the affected patients and their families. Vireo is led by a team of doctors, pharmacists, and scientists that are dedicated to protecting our patients’ safety and wellness above all else. 

Our medical and science teams are closely monitoring the situation and are in direct contact with state public health officials. We are poised to respond quickly to any concerns related to our patients. 

Although investigations continue, early reports indicate that all of the cases of lung diseases are connected to illicit, unlicensed cannabis vaporizers that were not purchased through a state’s medical cannabis program.

Since 2015, Vireo Health has produced nearly 100,000 vaporization cartridges in accordance with state-based regulations and all of our products go through mandatory third-party testing to verify safety and purity. Vireo provides a 24/7 patient monitoring program (the only in the nation) that tracks our patients’ side effects closely and takes action quickly when, and if, required.

Fortunately, to date, no patient using a Vireo product has been affected by this new threat.

All of Vireo’s cannabis products – including our Vaporizers – are cultivated, processed, and third-party tested per state regulation. This assures they do not contain any contaminants like mold, pesticides, and heavy metals that are associated with the emerging health risks.

While we also manufacture other products, like capsules and oral solutions, vaporization and inhalation are currently the most accessible delivery methods to provide nearly instant relief especially for patients struggling with intractable pain.

If your patients have any questions or concerns, they can email [email protected]. They are experiencing any adverse effects from a Vireo product, please contact our Safety Call hotline.

 

Grassroots Cannabis Statement

At Grassroots Cannabis, we care deeply about our plants, products and the people we serve and we are concerned about the recent news reports on vape products and their connection to respiratory health issues. We would like to address any concerns our customers and patients may have about our vape products.

Grassroots does not use Vitamin E Acetate in any of our products, not do we use polyethylene glycol (PEG), propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG) or any medium chain triglycerides (MCT) as cutting agents in any of our vape products. To date, grassroots has not received any reports of respiratory health issues caused by the use of any of our products. 

Grassroots is committed to delivering safe and high-quality products to our customers. Operating in some of the most highly regulated cannabis programs in the country, we ensure our vape products are third-party tested by state-approved laboratories and our cartridges meet the regulations set forth by each state where we grow, produce, and sell our products. We continue to be compliant with the regulations and are dedicated to ensuring customer safety.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions, and share this with anyone who may be concerned about our vape products.

At Grassroots, we are committed to serving, advancing, and respecting the cannabis movement. Thank you for continuing to inspire us to Lie Deeply.

Acreage Holdings Statement

The health and safety of the public are the top priorities of Acreage Holdings. Our company’s mission is centered on helping people experience the many benefits cannabis can deliver as part of a healthy lifestyle. That is why we share the public’s concern in the wake of recently reported incidents of vaping related complications and are continuing to monitor the situation closely and gather information as a clearer picture of the facts emerge.

While more research is necessary to fully understand the relationship between andy specific products or substances and the illnesses, it appears that the issue most likely stems from one or more substances that have been added to illegally produced and distributed vape cartridges. These illicit market products do not undergo the same stringent regime of third party laboratory testing for contaminants to which manufacturers of legal cannabis products, such as Acreage, must adhere in order to ensure their compliance with state regulations.

We can assure our customers and patients that no Acreage-produced vape products contain Vitamin E Acetate, or any other ingredient currently being reported as a possible cause of the recent wave of illnesses. Acreage remains committed to the highest standards of patient and customer care and is undertaking supplemental measures at our dispensaries to educate and inform consumers.

Terrapin PA Statement

Our vaporization cartridges are always 100% cannabis-derived. No cutting agents, no additives, no Vitamin E. Just cannabis distillate, and cannabis-derived terpenes. Our carts come in a variety of strain-specific and terpene blends.

 

Prime Wellness of PA Statement

Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania’s vape products have always been 100% cannabis-derived. We have never used additives or cutting agents in any of our vape products. We will continue to be fully committed to complying with all Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations to ensure that we produce the safest and highest quality medical marijuana products for patients and caregivers across the Commonwealth.

Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions or comments.

 

Holistic Industries Statement

To our Customers and Dispensary Partners,

We are closely monitoring the recent news surrounding certain vape products – it is important and responsible to ensure that we are working with the facts and not being confused with some of the media hype.

Holistic Industries (Liberty Cannabis and Strane Brands) DOES NOT use the following in its vape oil products:

Vitamin E Acetate

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)

Propylene Glycol (PG)

Vegetable Glycerin (VG)

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)

Coconut Oil, Canola Oil or other fats

Importantly, the vaping hardware we sell is sourced from reputable manufacturers who rigorously test their devices and subscribe to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

As a reminder, all of our products, including vape oil, are subject to mandatory third-party laboratory testing to ensure that only compliant ingredients are included. We are continuing to follow state and federal updates and will share more information as it emerges.

In the meanwhile, please only use vape cartridges from a trusted source, one that is licensed by the state.

Sincerely,

Adam Cavalier, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Holistic Industries