The question of what happens to cannabis oil when it is vaporized came to the forefront during the outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses that began in 2019 and was eventually linked to additives in products from the illicit market.
The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division’s new rules, released Oct. 9, are intended to help reassure consumers about the safety of tested legal products.
The regulations require companies to test “emissions” from vape products – essentially, examining the aerosol the consumer is inhaling that’s produced from vaping cannabis oil. Until now, the oil has been analyzed in laboratories.
The new regulations don’t take effect until Jan. 1, 2021, so the cannabis industry has time to come into compliance.