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Bioethics Student Kira Peikoff: No Smoke, but Haze Around E-Joint

In The New York Times, M.S. in Bioethics student Kira Peikoff wrote about a disposable electronic vapor marijuana cigarette known as a JuJu Joint.

She writes, “For years, people have been stuffing marijuana in various forms into portable vaporizers and into the cartridges of e-cigarettes. But the JuJu Joint is disposable, requires no charging of batteries or loading of cartridges, and comes filled with 150 hits. You take it out of the package and put it to your lips — that’s it. There is no smoke and no smell.”

“Each JuJu Joint contains 100 milligrams of THC, twice as much as a traditional joint,” she writes, “as well as propylene glycol, a chemical normally used to absorb water in foods and cosmetics, said Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.” In the article, Krishnan-Sarin notes, “We do not know the effects of inhaling constant doses of this agent. We know very little about these products and what they contain.”

Read the rest of the article over at The New York Times.