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Vaping THC-O-Acetate Shown to Cause Lung Injuries, New Study Shows

Vaping THC-O-Acetate Shown to Cause Lung Injuries, New Study Shows

Vaping THC-O-Acetate Shown to Cause Lung Injuries, New Study Shows



Vaping THC-O acetate has been linked to severe lung disease. Heating THC-O acetate can produce ketene, which is toxic:

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That’s according to new research published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology.

The toxin can cause the same injuries as the deadly vape outbreak in 2019 and 2020. According to the CDC, that outbreak resulted in 2,807 hospitalizations and 68 deaths.

Tetrahydrocannabinol-O-acetate (THC-O-acetate, also known as THC-O) is a non-natural or “semi-synthetic” cannabinoid. This means that it is a chemical found in nature but is produced artificially from a naturally-occurring cannabinoid, THC.

THC-O can be synthesized from any cannabis plant (marijuana or hemp, sativa, and indica strains) via laboratory processes involving highly toxic synthetic chemicals like acetic anhydride.

THC-O’s crude preparations may appear brown and viscous, similar to motor oil. It has no aroma or flavor, as making THC-O strips the hemp of its terpenes and flavonoids. This is one of the many reasons we often advise people to be wary of synthetic cannabinoids (SCBs).

The findings presented in the Journal of Medical Toxicology study prompted some organizations to speak out.

“Cal NORML strongly advises consumers to avoid hemp products with psychoactive cannabinoids, especially novel ones stronger than THC, whose safety is particularly suspect.”

Learn more about THC-O Acetate on the Leafwell blog:

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Comments (10)

  • @187ona Reply

    Just took 20 blinkers off a thco cart I’m dyinnnnnnnn help me

    February 10, 2024 at 3:10 pm
  • @LionKing-xw5dv Reply

    Just smoke Crack it's way stronger. Or try crystal meth kids. Don't do thc o

    February 10, 2024 at 3:10 pm
  • @fryfrom98 Reply

    I have smoked 28 grams of delta 8 distillate 10 hhc 10 thca 10 cbd 3 cbn 2 thco 1 thcv 1 thcp in the last 2 years. And i could run a 7 min mile easy Just got a thco today shit hits so different it makes me feel like im in aacartoon. Going to mix with coconut oil and eat instead nice looking out bois!

    February 10, 2024 at 3:10 pm
  • @acidbath3226 Reply

    this goes for all acetates including d9 thc-0, hhc-o, cbd-o just eat them if you want to ingest them at all. acetic anhydride is found in wine grapes and plastics but who eats wine grapes all the time? i ended up smoking quite a bit as well and I ended up getting heart problems and sometimes when I would take opiates my lips would turn blue, finally off all of it so cross your fingers..

    February 10, 2024 at 3:10 pm
  • @filmtvbiz Reply

    Any type of combustion (flame=joint, bowl, smokes = can cause respiratory problems, regardless of what you smoke . …🕊️😎

    February 10, 2024 at 3:10 pm
  • @loganpennington9104 Reply

    shit like this wouldn’t happen if they legalized a fucking plant that literally hurts no one

    February 10, 2024 at 3:10 pm
  • @streetraceperformance7395 Reply

    This is why they need to just legalize cannabis dude seriously. Thc-o acetate was created by the federal government in a FAILED attempt to make a less-lethal, to atleast an incapacitating airborne gas. It didn’t work how they wanted it to but now we know the chemical reaction due to heat resulting in Ketene is a very real danger.
    Aside from the fact because there are still people living in states where they cannot access a medical or recreational dispensary (which I truly do not believe specialize in the best, most or really at all organic, and not unnecessarily harmful cannabis products) are going to smoke all of this HHC, Delta-8, thc-o, delta-10, etc. dude if children and teenagers were smoking k2 like it was cigarettes and liking it at that (I was like eight when it came out and I started doing straight drugs from snorting my adderall to smoking crack which is arguably wayyyy more tame than the old synthetic incense crap you’d be surprised how popular it really was to some and unfortunately still is it’s like heroin and take this from a shamefully die hard addict to the stuff. It can be not physically addicting after time but it’s really the withdrawals you just want to avoid you fiend hard and I mean hard it’s very mental but the physical aspect is you’re just trying not to get dope sick. ) and if just a few years ago people were smoking DIRTY azz hemp flower arguably worse than cigarettes basically just pure cellulose, just to smoke something. Everyone in said states is gonna smoke these semi-synthetic cannabis derivatives that are super unhealthy because that’s just how people are the second the first human got high for the first time it was a done deal for us not necessarily individually but as a species. And at this point it’s not even different, if people could just smoke regular bud maybe they’d be like me and either A just get tired of it

    February 10, 2024 at 3:10 pm
  • @returnofthediddler8259 Reply

    Just eat it. It's stronger when eaten anyway.

    February 10, 2024 at 3:10 pm
  • @ok4025 Reply

    Is it worse then inhaling Nic?

    February 10, 2024 at 3:10 pm
  • @joshuatharp491 Reply

    I'm gonna get lung disease I'm scared I'm hooked on that chemical until now

    February 10, 2024 at 3:10 pm

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