420 with CNW – Judge Upholds Massachusetts Vaping Product Sales Ban

420 with CNW – Judge Upholds Massachusetts Vaping Product Sales Ban

On Monday, a Massachusetts judge, Douglas Wilkins, refused to reverse the ban on the sale of vaping products, which was adopted after the outbreak of lung illnesses associated with e-cigarettes. However, he instructed the state of Michigan to modify the ban and solicit public comments. Judge Douglas Wilkins from Suffolk County Superior Court’s ruling was a partial win for Charlie Baker, a Republican Governor who, in response to the outbreak of the lung illnesses, adopted the strictest sales ban. However, Judge Wilkins said that by issuing the ban, Baker overexerted his powers. The judge issued an order that would stop the state from enforcing a ban on the sale of nicotine-vaping products unless defects were detected in the products. The judge said that by October 28, through an emergency regulation, Baker should reissue the ban and give the vape shops as well as the members of the public a chance to comment. Products containing THC, which is the psychoactive compound of marijuana, are legal in the state; therefore, they will not be affected by the ban. Baker’s administration was responsible for ensuring that the order was issued correctly as they prepared for the next steps, said Lizzy Guyton, Baker’s spokeswoman.…

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