By: Angela Garrity
OPB reports that Oregon’s vape ban could start by the end of the week, as state agencies ready themselves to set up rules that surround the prohibition on flavored nicotine and THC vaping products.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) hopes to schedule an emergency meeting for the end of the week so staff can outline plans to implement Gov. Kate Brown’s executive order banning the vaping products.
OLCC spokesman Mark Pettinger said, ““If the commission approves a ban, because of the emergency temporary rule, it goes into effect immediately. So, our compliance staff is preparing to make compliance checks at retailers that weekend.”
The OLCC regulates vaping products that contain THC, while the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is responsible for how the vape ban affects nicotine containing products.
OHA spokesman Jonathan Modie said its ban should also be ready by the end of the week.
The ban is leaving hundreds of shops across Oregon with the burden of pulling products off shelves.