US: Louisiana Laws Restrict Vaping in Cars And Improve Access to Medical Marijuana

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With regards to the part pertaining to cannabis, the amended measures expand Louisiana’s medical marijuana program. This now allows doctors to recommend the substance to any patient or medical condition they believe it would help. Therefore, any limits/restrictions on what conditions doctors may recommend marijuana for have been lifted.

Additionally, new restrictions have been set in case with regards to vaping in cars. State law already prohibited drivers and passengers from smoking combustible tobacco products in a vehicle with a child inside. The new law has rightly expanded this regulation to include vaping.

Bill Banning the Delivery of Vaping Products

Meanwhile, a federal bill banning the delivery of vaping products by the U.S. Postal Service, has passed the Senate and is on the way to the House. If passed, S 1253: “Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act,” would ban shipments of vape products by the US Postal Service and would force other delivery services to check ID and get an adult signature at the point of delivery. Deliveries by FedEx, UPS or DHL are already much more expensive than mail delivery, so besides the extra hassle, the required signature at delivery will also add additional cost.

If the bill goes into effect, the cost of an online vaping purchase could increase by as much as $20. Additionally, requiring an adult signature would present its own difficulties since most deliveries happen during business hours when most vapers are at work. Moreover, points out Gregory Conley, the president of the American Vaping Association (AVA), the signature requirement would create unnecessary points of contact that are counterproductive to the current coronavirus distancing situation.

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Source: VapingPost