This morning Governor Brown issued Executive Order 19-09 directing state agencies to enact a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as other sources or additives.

In addition to the temporary ban, the executive order calls for state agencies to develop plans within 90 days regarding:

  • Consumer warnings about the dangers of vaping

  • Ingredient disclosure for vaping products

  • Testing of vaping products to determine product safety

  • Improving health care provider reporting of vaping-related lung injuries to OHA

  • Increasing access to FDA-approved cessation services and methods

  • Establishing a statewide prevention and education campaign aimed at discouraging the use of vaping products

Executive Order 19-09 also convenes a Vaping Public Health Workgroup to advise the Governor and state agencies, examine the evidence about the causes and effects of vaping-related lung injuries, and collect stakeholder feedback and input about the vaping public health crisis. Read more information about the Vaping Public Health Workgroup.

We are thankful that the Governor followed the recommendation of the OCA and others in our industry. As stewards of the cannabis industry we look forward to collaborating with the Vaping Public Health Workgroup to produce a commonsense holistic solution for the health of all Oregonians.

Read the Governor’s press release and the executive order here:

EO 19-09

 

 

Also


Oregon Retailers of

Cannabis Association

ORCA Special Update Email – 10.4.19

Dear ORCA Members,

At 9:30 AM today Governor Brown “issued Executive Order 19-09, directing state agencies to enact a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as other sources or additives as they are identified in cases of vaping-related lung injury or death….

…In addition to the temporary ban, the executive order calls for state agencies to develop plans within 90 days regarding:

  • Consumer warnings about the dangers of vaping
  • Ingredient disclosure for vaping products
  • Testing of vaping products to determine product safety
  • Improving health care provider reporting of vaping-related lung injuries to OHA
  • Increasing access to FDA-approved cessation services and methods
  • Establishing a statewide prevention and education campaign aimed at discouraging the use of vaping products.

Executive Order 19-09 also convenes a Vaping Public Health Workgroup to advise the Governor and state agencies, examine the evidence about the causes and effects of vaping-related lung injuries, and collect stakeholder feedback and input about the vaping public health crisis. Read more information about the Vaping Public Health Workgroup.

We strongly recommend that you read both the Press Release and the governor’s official Executive Order 19-09:

Executive Order 19-09: Directing State Agencies to Take Immediate Action to Address the Vaping Health Crisis

Press Release: Governor Brown Issues Temporary Ban on Flavored Vaping Products, Convenes Vaping Public Health Workgroup

We are very grateful that the Governor did not implement a complete ban on cannabis vaping products like Massachusetts.  The feedback and outreach by our members and allies was critical to this outcome -thank you!

There are technical questions and issues that still need to be worked out with the OLCC and OHA. ORCA will continue doing everything we can to ensure that the government acts responsibly and makes evidenced based decisions that do not needlessly harm the legal cannabis industry.  

We will be tracking developments and getting your questions answered as soon as possible.

I must reiterate that it is very important that we as an industry make ourselves heard in this process. We will need your help educating lawmakers and State agencies about the complexities of the issue. If you are willing to speak with legislators, regulators, or policy makers please email or call me ASAP – Jesse Bontecou or 503-381-7173.

Please add your Name to NCIA’s Coalition on Vape Safety Letter to Congress advocating for legalization and regulation.