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Dank Vapes: Spot a Real Vs. Fake cartridge
I’ve seen dank vapes getting a lot of heat on the THC enthusiast subs, but I want to get the record straight. Dank Vapes makes REAL pre-filled cartridges. It is a real brand. There are a ton of fakes out there. The real brand passed the test for pesticides and surprise, the fake ones didn’t. Now to see if you have a real or fake cart, the most obvious will be the Instagram account. The real account is @https://buydankvapes.org.
That’s it. Anything else is Not the real thing. Now for the cartridge itself, once you open the package and take the cart out, look at the ring at the bottom of the cart around the 510 thread, and there will be 3 things. CCell (brand of cartridges), a batch / serial number beginning with CA followed by 3 numbers, and a K.
If those three things aren’t on the bottom, it’s not real. Finally, if your cartridge can be unscrewed at the top, or for some reason seems like it can be very easily taken apart, it’s not real.
The real Dank Vapes is fuckin killer, I’ve been getting them for a couple of months now and have had no issues whatsoever. I can include a picture of the packaging and serial number at the bottom of the cartridge if anyone wants to know what to look for. Fake cartridges are shit but don’t hate on the real thing if you are getting fakes.
When this story was first published in August 2019, there were fewer than 200 cases of “vaping-related lung injury.” At the time, the condition had no name. It was unclear what products were responsible for it and what was in them that made them so dangerous.
Three months later, it’s clear that black-market THC vaping cartridges are playing a central role in the spread of vaping-related lung injury, which is now referred to as an e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) by the CDC.
Dank Vapes, the fake “company” that this original story investigated, has come under investigative scrutiny for its role in the spread of vaping related lung injury.
CDC reports issued since August have further confirmed the facts presented in this story. In the words of an October CDC report, Dank Vapes is not a real company, but “the most prominent in a class of largely counterfeit brands, with common packaging that is easily available online. ”
Dank Vapes is not the only black market product that has made people sick, but it is the most commonly used product. In September, the CDC released a report that described the spread of EVALI in Wisconsin and Illinois. Fifty-seven of the 86 people with EVALI in that survey reported using Dank Vapes. A report in Utah also noted that Dank Vapes was the most popular black market product used by people with EVALI.
As of November, the CDC announced that vitamin E acetate, a thickening agent that’s commonly used to make black market vaping products appear legitimate is a “chemical of concern.” The announcement suggests that Vitamin E acetate could be the ingredient in THC vape cartridges that’s responsible for EVALI. When the CDC analyzed lung fluid samples of 29 patients from 10 states they found vitamin E acetate in all samples.
You can find our reporting on how Vitamin E acetate penetrated the black market vaping world in this story, published in September:
As of November 13, 2019, there were 2, 172 confirmed and probable cases of EVALI across 49 states. Forty-two people have died.