More and more, people in the U.S. are openly smoking marijuana using electronic cigarettes and vapor pens with little or no fear of being caught, according to a story by Ann Givens and Pei-Sze Cheng for NBCNewYork.com.
Marijuana laws have relaxed nationwide in recent years, with Colorado and Washington legalizing its use and more than 20 other states either allowing it for medical purposes or decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the drug.
But, according to the NBC story, experts say drugs and drug products made for people using marijuana legally are increasingly finding their way to those who are using them illegally.
That included marijuana in its liquid and wax forms, which were most commonly used in e-cigarettes and vapor pens.
Experts were quoted as saying that marijuana didn’t emit the telltale odor when it was smoked in liquid or wax forms in an e-cigarette or vaporizer.
Also, since there was no flame, it was easy for the user to stash the e-cigarette or vaporizer in a pocket right after taking a puff.
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