State likely to ban three vaping additives

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Following a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses, the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division is poised to ban three additives from cannabis vaping substances.

The division held a rulemaking hearing Oct. 15 on changes to state rules governing the cannabis industry. Among those: prohibiting manufacturers from including polyethylene glycol, vitamin E acetate and medium chain triglycerides, or MCT oil, in THC-based vaping products.

Nationwide, 78 percent of people with vaping-related illnesses reported vaping THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The additives included in the proposed ban, pending approval by the State Licensing Authority, aren’t normally used in products that you can buy at a dispensary, but have been found in adulterated, black-market vaping substances.

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