15 people fell ill after vaping in New Mexico, regulators requires cannabis vape products to be labeled with a health warning.This article originally published in MJBizdaily.com
New Mexico regulators are requiring marijuana vape products to be labeled with a warning in the wake of the nationwide vaping health crisis.
The health department isn’t banning any products at this time but wants the public to be aware that both marijuana and nicotine vape products are believed to cause health problems.
Medical marijuana manufacturers and producers must label their THC-containing vape products with: “WARNING: Vaping cannabis-derived products containing THC has been associated with cases of severe lung injury, leading to difficulty breathing, hospitalization and even death,” The Durango Herald reported.
As of Oct. 4, 15 people have fallen ill from using vape products in New Mexico.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 18 vaping-related deaths with more than 1,000 sickened by some form of vaping since reports of the outbreak began earlier this summer.
However, according to The Boston Globe, there have been 22 vape-linked deaths nationwide since August.
Authorities have urged people to stop vaping until investigations regarding the illnesses are finished.