Medical Marijuana set to be Exempt from 4-month Vaping Ban

BOSTON (AP) — Medical marijuana products are set to become exempt from Massachusetts’ four-month vaping materials ban.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled a week ago that marijuana cultivated for medical use must be exempted from Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s ban starting Tuesday.

Wilkins ruled that the ban can’t apply to marijuana card holders seeking to purchase marijuana vaping products. He said the ban as written undermines the state’s medical marijuana law.

Officials said patients will be able to resume making purchases at noon Tuesday.

A group representing medical marijuana patients argued that only the state Cannabis Control Commission can regulate marijuana products.

Baker issued the emergency ban in September in response to lung illnesses attributed to use of e-cigarette products.

The vaping industry is also challenging the broader ban in court.

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Brian Merchant grew up in Central Massachusetts and now lives in South Dennis on the Cape. He has been part of the news team in the NewsCenter since the spring of 2014. He studied radio broadcasting at the University of Tennessee.
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