Teens buying more vegetable glycerin so they can vape marijuana – Kotatv

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) – Vegetable glycerin is a common household product, used for cosmetics or sweeteners. But two months ago, owners of The Market in Tuscany Square started wondering if it was being used for something else.

“We noticed boys coming in to buy it, bottles of it consistently,” said Nina Hollenbeck, Co-Owner of The Market. “So we decided to check in on why they were doing that because it’s not the target market for glycerin. “

What they found? Reports of teens using vegetable glycerin to mix with marijuana so they can vape the drug. This a trend that local officials are seeing an increase in.

“It’s unfortunately becoming popular among the younger crowds,” said Officer Collin Smith, from the Spearfish Police. “And we found a couple [of vapes] in the schools and it’s an up and coming trend right now with these new vape pens.”

The glycerin, referred to as juice, makes marijuana much more potent, and kids only need to use a little to get big high.

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