A downtown of five-block section in Los Angeles which was considered as a part of town’s Toy District turned into hotbed for counterfeited trade in cannabis. There are few stores in the city which are selling stuffed animals and fidget spinners while most of them are selling vaping cartridges, vapors, e-juices and several other wholesale supplies which are used in vaping and smoking. This also includes knockoffs which are produced in China.
At present, officials are scrutinizing vaping industry since several people have fallen ill due to a mysterious respiratory disease and have direct links to the use of electronic cigarettes. An investigation is taking place in which health officials are focusing on more than 1500 cases which took place in 49 different states as well as Columbia’s district and includes 34 causalities.
In California alone, more than 130 residents have become sick due to the illness. As per Public Health department, 3 women even got succumbed to the disease. Though it is still unclear about the factor which has caused the illness, but prevention officers and officials of CDC are stating that large number of patients were on the products which have high quantity of THC, which is considered as prime psychoactive component. People purchase THC from various sources viz. from street, family members, friends and illegal dealer.
Some of the shop-keepers in the Los Angeles put blame over untested devices as well as products as prime cause due to which vaping illness has surfaced. Most of these products are sold to customers with the help of black market. At the Fourth street vaping products are named with attractive names viz. the abyss and sugar nectarine, so that they can tantalize buyers. As per one of the resources near about 1000 flavored e-liquids are present to which customers can easily access.