Cannabis Control Commission issues quarantine of marijuana vaping products

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BOSTON (AP) — The state’s Cannabis Control Commission has issued a quarantine order for marijuana products and devices that rely on vaporization.

Tuesday’s order includes vape pens, vape cartridges, aerosol products, and inhalers. The order doesn’t apply to medical use marijuana vaping devices designed for marijuana flower.

The commission is also asking testing labs if they can test for vitamin E acetate, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified as a culprit in vaping-associated lung injuries. The labs currently test for contaminants like heavy metals.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled last week marijuana cultivated for medical use must be exempted from Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s four-month ban on vaping materials starting Tuesday.

Baker issued the emergency ban in September in response to lung illnesses attributed to e-cigarette use.

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