On September 27th, Governor Jay Inslee issued an Executive Order banning all flavored vapor products, including flavored THC vapor products. This ban was issued in response to the recent spate of lung injuries, even though the precise cause of these illnesses remains unknown. The primary rationale for banning flavored vs. non flavored vapor products is the attractiveness of flavored vape products to minors and the dramatic increase in youth vaping. The ban has been set forth in emergency rule WAC Chapter 246-80.
In response to the flavored vapor ban, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (the “Board”) adopted the following emergency rules, effective October 10, regarding enforcement of WAC Chapter 246-80.