Governor Jay Inslee has signed an executive order that asks the Board of Health to issue emergency rules at its October 9 meeting to ban the sales of flavored vape products. As with other states, the ban will only be temporary. It’s expected to last for about 4 months.
Shops carrying vape products on tribal land would not apply to the ban, according to KTVB 7 News. The governor, however, is asking tribal governments to follow suit.
With vaping being so popular for both nicotine and marijuana products, the state wouldn’t know which products might contain a dangerous ingredient. Washington has 4,000 stores that sell nicotine vape products and 480 marijuana retail locations that sell marijuana vaping devices.
Inslee said, “We need to act for the public health of our people. I’m confident this executive order will save lives.”
While not everyone is thrilled with the temporary ban, it is important to remember that it is only temporary. If vaping marijuana is a preferred delivery method, speak with dispensary agents to seek an appropriate alternative.