Gov. Kate Brown’s six-month ban on both flavored nicotine and cannabis vape products is on hold with new rulings Thursday by the Oregon Court of Appeals.
“We’re very happy,” said Andrew DeWeese, the attorney representing Herban Industries, which sued over the cannabis vape oil portion of the ban. “It’s a win for the cannabis industry and it is, frankly, a win for the Oregon consumer.”
The court a month ago temporarily halted the ban on only flavored nicotine vaping products. It now has extended that stay and granted a stay covering the ban on flavored cannabis vaping products as well.
The decisions are a major blow to Brown’s efforts to address the vaping-related lung illness epidemic.
“This gives us some surety that the state is in the wrong,” said Paul Bates, owner of one of the companies that sued the state.
Brown moved to ban all flavored vape products through an executive order in October,…