At 2PM today Cannabis Vapes are once again allowed to be stocked on shelves at Massachusetts dispensaries. The Cannabis Control Commission issued an amended quarantine order which would allow the sale of vaporizer products that are manufactured starting today. Specific products like vape cartridges will have to pass additional screenings for cutting agents like Vitamin E Acetate. According to a news release from the Cannabis Control Commission, all cannabis vaporizer products that were manufactured before December 12th will remain under the commission's initial quarantine leaving the question of why dispensaries are unable to retest their products under the new testing requirements? Millions of dollars of cannabis product has been deemed unusable by the commission and if those products are unable to be restocked on shelves then the product will either go to waste or be funneled into the black market.
As if the dispensaries haven't been hit hard enough with strict packaging regulations, all vape products will now have to have an additional warning label that reads "This product has been tested for contaminants, including Vitamin E Acetate, with no adverse findings. WARNING: Vaporizer Products may contain ingredients harmful to health when inhaled.”. Dispensaries will also have to create educational pamphlets for their point of sale that includes information about the vaporizer atomizer coil materials and additional manufacturer details. The update to packaging is easy for some but for others it requires a complete change of their packing and a hefty price tag to go along with it.