Dangerous additives found in illegal pot vaping products

Potentially deadly additives were found in marijuana vape cartridges seized in December raids of illegal shops in Los Angeles, officials reported Monday.

The additives included the thickening agent vitamin E acetate, which has been implicated in an outbreak of deadly respiratory illnesses linked to vaping, the Associated Press reported.

Officials also said that products seized in the raids typically were not as potent as claimed, and some had just a fraction of the tetrahydrocannabinol claimed on the labels.

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