(Reported Oct 9) To find out how dangerous and potentially deadly THC vaping products end up on the streets, CBS News took hidden cameras to a warehouse 75 miles east of Los Angeles, where the marijuana black market feels more like a house party.

The THC oil inside these cartridges is unregulated, so there’s no way to know exactly what’s inside or how it could impact a user’s health, even though every seller claimed to have a pure product. With flavors like “strawberry bubble gum” and “dirty Sprite,” people come to underground warehouses like the one in Los Angeles to buy hundreds of vapes at a time, just to resell them nationwide.

Mark Hoashi is the CEO and founder of Doja, an app that provides customer reviews of cannabis products. A year and a half ago, long before reports of deaths and illnesses across the country, he noticed people were getting sick. “They were getting headaches on this product and this product,” he said.

“The current black market comes with, you know, a cartridge that has a brand, that has a social media, that has websites,” Hoashi said. “It’s really hard to distinguish between what is a legal cannabis product and what is an illicit product.”

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CBS News – October 9, 2019.

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