Vape Statements

Dear Patients,

We have received many concerned inquiries related to the various news reports related to severe illness and even deaths caused by vaping. To our knowledge, no medical cannabis vaping products sold by IL medical cannabis dispensaries have been involved in any of the severe incidents reported in the news. Most reports seem to focus on black market THC vape cartridges and e-cigarette products and, more specifically, various additives used in these products. Vitamin E, propylene glycol, and others are the most commonly cited additives and are believed to be at the root of the problems.

MOCA does not carry any vape products that contain these additives and the vast majority of IL medical cannabis products are free of these additives. All IL cannabis products undergo the strictest third party lab testing in the nation and IL cultivators have always maintained extremely high product standards. At this time, MOCA has received no indication from any regulatory body that any IL products should not be sold. Several IL cultivators have released statements regarding their specific products and we have compiled those statements below.

As of this time we are continuing to sell vape products as usual until we hear otherwise from a regulatory agency or manufacturer. Please reach out with any questions at


verano Brands Statement:

Dear Friends & Patients,

We are aware of, and troubled by, the recent news regarding certain vape products and their reported connection to concerning illnesses.

At verano Brands, we do not use vitamin E acetate – the chemical named in the FDA report – as an additive in any of our vape products. We operate industry- leading manufacturing processes in the most strictly regulated cannabis programs in the country. Moreover, our products are rigorously tested to ensure that they meet or exceed all safety and regulatory standards.

Your well-being is of paramount importance to us. We know that you have many choices when it comes to your medical cannabis products, and when you choose us, it is not a responsibility that we take lightly. Please know that when it comes to your well-being, our product quality & regulatory standards, we never compromise.

We will continue to regulate ourselves to the highest standard in order to deliver on our promise of A Brighter Way Forward. Please
contact with any further questions.

Warmest regards, verano Brands

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Cresco Labs Statement:

Cresco Labs shares the concerns of many dispensaries, patients, and consumers about the recent news reports surrounding certain vape products. It’s important to wait for all the facts to come forward to learn more about the alleged issues with these products. Our company supports federal legalization and embraces any regulation that enhances public safety.


Cresco Labs does not use Vitamin E Acetate as an additive in any vape products. Furthermore, we don’t use cutting agents in our vapes such as polyethylene glycol (PEG), propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG) or medium chain triglycerides (MCT) used by many vape manufacturers. The only additives in our vapes are natural flavors and botanically derived terpenes. Cresco Labs Liquid Live Resin products are a pure cannabis extract that does not contain any cutting agents. We source our vaping hardware from vendors that operate in GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) facilities and maintain the highest quality of standards for the materials and processes they utilize.

Cresco Labs operates with the highest-level manufacturing processes in the most regulated cannabis programs in the country. Their process includes mandatory third-party laboratory testing of all products for any outside contaminants to ensure compliance with all applicable state laws.

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GTI Vape Statement:

We are closely monitoring the news regarding illnesses being potentially linked to the use of certain vaping products. Please know that safety is our number one priority at GTI and the wellness of our customers and patients is of paramount importance.

With respect to reports concerning Vitamin E acetate, GTI does not use Vitamin E in any of our vape products. We are diligently focused on quality, safety and compliance. All of our products, including vapes, are rigorously tested by third-party, independent laboratories for contaminants to ensure compliance with state regulations.

We will continue to prioritize health and safety and monitor this important issue. Background and additional information on this topic can be found at the Centers for Disease Control.

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Revolution Vape Statement:

We have been following with great concern the devastating reports of illness and death related to vaping nicotine and cannabis products. We want to assure our patients that we do not use any of the additives identified as a possible cause of these illnesses and deaths. Specifically, we do not use Vitamin E Acetate, Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, liquefiers, emulsifiers or artificial terpenes in any of our vape cartridges.

Our patients are our first and highest priority. We are dedicated to earning and protecting their trust every day. That’s why the quality and safety of our products are of the utmost importance to us, and we don’t compromise on that. We source the highest quality, all-natural ingredients. We use ceramic cell vape cartridges. We list all ingredients on our packaging. As a company, we operate in the most highly-regulated markets, and we take pride in our strong compliance programs.

We will strive to maintain the trust of our patients by creating safe, effective, and consistent products. There is nothing revolutionary about that. It is just who we are.

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Nature’s Grace and Wellness (NGW) Statement:

September 9, 2019

To Whom It May Concern: RE: Vape Products

As a family owned and operated Company, with family members utilizing medical cannabis to treat and relieve their medical conditions, Nature’s Grace and Wellness shares the concerns of Illinois patients and dispensaries regarding the recent news surrounding vape products. As such, we will continue to closely monitor this developing situation and will continue to support regulations and directives designed to enhance public safety.

About Nature’s Grace and Wellness Vape Products:

Nature’s Grace does not, nor has it ever used, Vitamin E Acetate as an additive in any vape products. Furthermore, Nature’s Grace operates in one of the most tightly regulated cannabis programs in the country and our procedures mandate independent third-party laboratory testing approval of all products prior to distribution to ensure compliance with state regulations. Our THC Clear Oil cartridges are made with terpenes, while our E-Liquid disposable pens and syringes contain natural flavorings and propylene glycol only. Our ingredients are identified on our labels in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.


Tim O’Hern
Chief Operating Officer

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Grassroots Cannabis Statement:

At Grassroots Cannabis, we care deeply about our plants, products and the people we serve and we are concerned about the recent news reports on vape products and their connection to respiratory health issues. We would like to address any concerns our customers and patients may have about our vape products:

ulated cannabis programs in the country, we ensure our vape products are third-party tested by State approved laboratories and our cartridges meet the regulations set forth by each state where we grow, produce and sell our products. We continue to be compliant with the regulations and are dedicated to ensuring customer safety.

Please contact with any questions, and share this with anyone who may be concerned with our vape products.

At Grassroots, we are committed to serving, advancing, and respecting the cannabis movement. Thank you for continuing to inspire us to Live Deeply.

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Aeriz Vape Statement:

Spotlight on vapes.

All of our vape cartridges are made with:

—  100% Cannabis Terpenes
—  No Vitamin E Acetate
—  No Cutting Agents
—  No Flavorings

We know that your health is of the utmost importance. That’s why we never use any cutting agents, flavorings, or vitamin E acetate. Our vaporizer cartridges are always made with in-house cannabis derived terpenes.

Aeriz produces only the purest, state lab-approved, medicinal grade products. Anything less, we simply don’t stand for.

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