Trump is either getting confused about cannabis vaping and flavoured vapes directed at teen use…or he’s deliberately confusing the issue. Either way it’s going to be another hot week on the topic.
His comments conveniently merged the alarming growth in teen vaping with the outbreak of lung disease that states officials have mostly linked to vaping products that contain THC, the main psychoactive component of marijuana. The administration took one crisis and used it to stamp on another that had steadily captured Washington’s attention.
The White House action against flavored e-cigarettes won’t have any effect on marijuana vape regulations, which is up to the states where marijuana has been legalized. But the FDA and lawmakers have long had flavored vapes in their sights because of their role in a jarring increase in teenage nicotine use over the past two years after decades of decline.
Read their full report… https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/14/donald-trump-vaping-crisis-marijuana-1733703