My inhaler tastes like petroleum ?

The current FDA certified propellant used in all metered dose inhalers in the USA is called HFA-134a or HFA-227.  The HFA-134a is very similar to the refrigeration Freon that is sold for automobiles.  The Medical propellant is controlled and not just anyone can buy it legally with certificates of authentication and traceability.

Because the cannabis  industry is not regulated by anyone, it is possible for manufactures to short cut the system and use automotive Freon for the propellant in their inhalers.  This is possibly the reason for the petroleum smell or taste.  This is a guaranteed what to hurt someone.


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  1. Chad
    Chad says:

    I have currently tried a CBD inhaler and I looked at some of the ingredients and I was curious is lavender ok to put in a inhaler?

    • rick
      rick says:

      Hi Chad, that is a great question and thanks so much for asking, although lavender is approved to be swallowed and/or used orally, It has NOT been approved to be delivered to the lungs. A lot of cannabis MDI manufactures are adding in non approved excipients into their formulations trying to mask or reduce the burning sensation experienced by the user. This burning sensation is caused by incorrect droplet size and can NOT be fixed by adding in any adulterants.


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