Vape shop owner is suing the state of Massachusetts for banning the sales of all vaping products for four months, and have requested the court to deem the ban “unconstitutional”.
While the use of tobacco and marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, the state implemented a ban of sales of all vaping products and supplies on account of what it calls a national public health emergency.
Until now, 12 deaths and 805 people have been reported to be critically ill due to a mysterious illness caused by vaping. This respiratory illness is currently being investigated by U.S. health officials.
In addition to consumers, the wholesalers and corporations are facing a huge impact because of the sudden four-month ban, plaintiffs said while filing a lawsuit this Sunday, in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.
The plaintiffs noted that the ban is crippling the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration)’s assessment that the ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems) e-liquids and products are safe for using and distribution.
The plaintiffs of the case are Boston Vapor LLC, Mass Dynamics LLC, and Vick’s Vape Shop.
The CDCP (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has asked people not to consume e-cigarettes loaded with ingredients that include THC.