The administration from a number of northeastern states is teaming up to regulate the usage of marijuana and vaping, putting restrictions where necessary for the vaping and other related products.
Democratic leaders from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania assembled in New York City along with the health and legislative officials. The officials from Colorado and Massachusetts were onboard for the event too.
Connecticut governor, Ned Lamont, said:
“What we want to do is coordinate this on a regional basis, noting how the patchwork quilt of marijuana regulations makes no sense at all.”
He informed to have invented a preliminary set of doctrines around regulating legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana usage. That would include inclining towards a bunch of similar policies in edibles, THC content, advertising as well as taxation to prevent people from resorting to the illegal trade in the market.
Lamont spoke that states would have individual and exclusive time periods to enact the marijuana legislation as it was infeasible for all the state bodies to implement the law all at once at the same time. He insisted on more work to be done and asserted that personnel from the contributing states are to proceed with toiling together to get past the obstacles. Multiple governors unsuccessfully forced their regions to enable pot trade for recreational purposes last year.
At the start of this month, there was a temporary blocking of New York govt. enacting Andrew Cuomo’s ban with a 90-day emergency on marijuana products. The ban came after the vaping industry was prosecuted for halting the restrictions.
In Massachusetts, a statewide prohibition on trading the vaping products was announced last month by the Republican, Charlie Baker. This measure was already disputed in court.
During this time, a fresh regulation was implemented and executed in Connecticut, according to which the minimum age for buying vaping entities was increased to 21.
“We just want to make sure we go in with our eyes open, and we’re consistent.”
He also opined over the vaping by saying that it looks like there’s quite a unity between the officials over possibly outlawing e-cigarettes in the upcoming year. The attitude is directly attributed to their targeting of the younger generation who are victims of mishaps as well as an increasing number of related lung illnesses as well as lethal incidents throughout the nation.
“I think you’ll see some unanimity on that at the start.”
Cuomo spoke that an absence of federal litigation on the pot, as well as vaping laws, implies the state’s responsibility to act pertinently. After noticing that marijuana was frequently used in vaping, he insisted that states consider it while legalizing marijuana.