We can’t believe it took a judge to identify this ban made for poor public policy. Oh..loss of revenue you don’t say? Some estimates show vapes accounted for 20% of the Massachusetts market demand.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A superior court judge has ordered the state to end its ban on the sale of vaping products for medical marijuana patients.
Starting next Tuesday, medical marijuana patients might be able to get the products they rely on if the CCC agrees with the ruling. The medical marijuana portion of the state’s vaping ban may be lifted next week by court order unless the Cannabis Control Commission denies the ruling.
Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins has ordered an end to the ban on November 12. He said Governor Charlie Baker’s emergency regulations banning the sale of all vaping products “are very likely invalid,” and does not relate to medical marijuana patients.
The original vaping ban was ordered in September and runs through January 25.
Since the vaping ban began, INSA officials say they have lost a little bit of revenue, but they hope in the next coming months that they will start to regain the business that they lost.