Updated on January 21, 2020.
Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
A Massachusetts Superior Court judge
ordered the state to lift a ban on marijuana vaping products sold legally to
medical marijuana card holders. The judge ruled that Governor Charlie Baker’s
emergency regulations prohibiting the sale of vaping products to medical
marijuana patients “are very likely invalid,” according to WBUR.
A group representing medical marijuana
patients argued that the state’s Department of Public Health overstepped its
authority by instituting the ban, because marijuana regulation is under the
jurisdiction of the state’s independent Cannabis Control Commission. The judge
marijuana patients in Massachusetts have complained that the ban left them
without a viable alternative for using marijuana and that they have suffered
because of it.