Back in January, I published the first part of this article, which, not surprisingly, is all about how bad the law is getting for hemp CBD vape companies. Since then, things have, also not surprisingly, gotten even worse. Let’s just jump right into it and see what’s happening.
First off, California recently proposed a law (AB-45) that would ban all smokable hemp products, including vapes. There’s been a lot of backlash already and, in my opinion, the law is unlikely to pass if it contains these provisions. But assuming it does, California will join a growing number of states that are banning smokable hemp or hemp-derived vapes in one form or another.
Second, the FDA sent out another warning letter since the first post in this series was published, and in part made allegations concerning vape products as follows:
Furthermore, [the vape] product is particularly concerning to the agency because the ingredients and potential impurities in oral inhalation products may trigger laryngospasm and bronchospasm and may be toxic to the tissues in the upper or lower airways. Inhalation products that are intended to act locally in the respiratory system also may be absorbed and exert undesirable systemic effects, such as