Vaping is often touted as being less harmful. But this is not always the case in the land of the unregulated cannabis industry, where a recent study showed cannabidiol (CBD) e-liquid products have some undetermined occurrence of adulterations with drugs with bad outcomes, including dextromethorphan, which is in the morphinan class of medications with sedative, dissociative, and stimulant properties at low doses.
Dextromethorphan is a regulated drug available in many over-the-counter cough medications. Dextromethorphan is also the same chemical that has been known for abuse by teens and adults who are seeking euphoria and an LSD-like comparable state. In higher levels (5-10 times the recommended levels), Dextromethorphan can cause psychosis, dependence, and physical withdrawal symptoms. At very high levels, Dextromethorphan can be fatal.
Know what you're consuming
That's why it's very important to know that your source of CBD vapes are made from a clean cannabis oil, free of harmful contaminants and other adulterations. In California and other states that have laws in place with regards to mandatory lab testing and quality control, you can count on a purer product.