Cannabis regulators in Oregon have taken the first step toward banning a handful of additives that could potentially harm users of marijuana vapor products. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) also passed a new rule Thursday requiring vape companies to inform the public about the safety and efficacy of their products, the latest findings of the measure reflecting the health crisis that erupted last year. It's essentially an informed decision that makes a difference what licensees can sell and what vape products consumers can buy, "he said.
Potentially harmful additives have been identified and banned by Oregon, and other states could follow suit, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
Thursday's OLCC action follows a review of additives containing non-cannabis products, including three that were first identified during the vaping crisis: propylene glycol, propylene oxide, and glycerol.
The OLCC has given vaporizes until April 2021 to comply, but vaporization companies have until July 1 next year to act by selling and distributing products made after that date. APIs products comply with the new rules and will be destroyed or withdrawn from the market after July 1.
The new rules provide for a standard according to which only products formulated for inhalation may be used in inhalable products, according to the press release of the OLCC.