CALIFORNIA: California Senator Ellen Corbett’s SB 648 – a bill to ban vaporizer use in much of CA. – was withdrawn this week, sources state. The office for California NORML reports this morning that Corbett has held the bill over for another year.
Medical marijuana activists across the state lobbied to defeat the bill, which would have banned e-cigarette use wherever tobacco use was banned. Marijuana patients adapt e-cigarette devices for cannabis-use, and patient advocates say it’s sometimes the only way they can use the pain and nausea drug.
A 100-person citizen lobbying campaign in Sacramento orchestrated by Americans for Safe Access lobbied Monday to kill the bill, said Don Duncan with ASA.