California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA)
Banning Vape Products Containing THC Is Not The Right Response to Vaping Crisis
With legislatures in statehouses across the country implementing bans and moratoriums on vaping products, state and local officials within California have the opportunity, as they’ve done on countless other matters, to take the reins where others have faltered under the burden of responsible policy.
For there to be a solution, the problem must first be addressed. As of October 15, 33 individuals have died and over 1,400 people across the United States have been sickened by tainted e-cigarette and vaping products. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention officials believe the majority of the products sampled contain THC. These tainted products by and large are being produced by bootleggers and sold on the unregulated market. In response, lawmakers have sought bans on all vaping products. However, we argue that a ban on vape products containing THC is an inadequate policy to curb an important public health issue... READ MORE