OHA, OLCC Ban Flavored Vaping Sales, Including Online

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OREGON: The Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission today filed temporary rules that put into effect Gov. Kate Brown’s Oct. 4 executive order banning all flavored vaping product sales in the state. The temporary rules, which will remain in effect for six months starting Oct. 15, prohibit the sale of all flavored Read the full article…

Oregon Health Authority & Oregon Liquor Control Commission Will Hold Press Conference On Temporary Vaping Ban

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Agencies Will Explain Temporary Rules & Implementation Process for Banning the Sale of Flavored Nicotine and THC Vaping Products OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will hold a joint press conference Friday, October 11, 2019to discuss the adoption of temporary rules resulting from an Executive Order issued by Oregon Governor Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Five Dispensary Certificates Of Operation

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy awarded five Dispensary Certificates of Operation to the Verdant Creations locations at: 1243 N. Cassady Ave., Columbus; 326 James Way, Marion; 5149 Kennedy Ave., Cincinnati; 1641 N. Bridge St., Chillicothe; and 1546 W. Church St., Newark The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within Read the full article…

WSLCB Issues Ban On Sale Of Flavored Vapor Products

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To:         Cannabis Licensees Fr:          Liquor and Cannabis Board Re:         Sale of Flavored Vapor Products is Prohibited –  Effective Oct. 10, 2019  This message is to follow up today’s Washington State Board of Health meeting where the Board of Health took action on Gov. Inslee’s Executive Order 19-03: Addressing the Vaping Use Public Health Crisis. Read the full article…

OLCC Action on Governor Brown’s Vaping Executive Order

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Commission Will Meet to Pass Emergency Temporary Rules OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will meet next week to act on the Executive Order on the Vaping Public Health Crisis issued today by Oregon Governor Kate Brown.  The Governor’s order directs the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the OLCC to enact a temporary ban on Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Canton

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to ZenLEAF Canton, located at 1851 Steinway Blvd. SE, Canton.   The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within the next 48 hours.

Indiana NORML Applauds Acting Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears’ Focus

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INDIANA:  In a press conference, Acting Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears announced that the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will no longer prosecute citizens for possessing less than an ounce of cannabis.      Indianapolis now becomes the first Hoosier city to exercise “lowest priority” status for dealing with simple possession of small amounts of cannabis. According Read the full article…

Washington Gov Inslee Issues Executive Order Changing How State Will Regulate Vaping Industry

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WASHINGTON: Gov. Jay Inslee announced an executive order at a Seattle press conference Friday that changes how agencies will regulate, monitor, and communicate about a variety of vaping products. Other state leaders, including Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Washington State Department of Health Secretary John Wiesman, joined him at the event. “We aren’t waiting for Big Tobacco to Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Comments On The Passage Of The Safe Banking Act In The U.S. House Of Representatives

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ILLINOIS:  Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today provided comments on the passage of the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 (“SAFE Banking Act.”) “The passage of the SAFE Banking Act by the U.S. House of Representatives represents a significant first step in the effort Read the full article…

CDPH Issues Public Health Advisory Urging Everyone To Refrain From Vaping

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Health Advisory Warns About Imminent Public Health Risks CALIFORNIA: The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a health advisory today urging everyone to refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source, until current investigations are complete. The health advisory follows an executive order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week to confront the growing youth epidemic and health Read the full article…