On Sept. 27, 2019, Gov. Inslee issued Executive Order 19-03. This order directs the Liquor and Cannabis (LCB) and the Department of Health (Health) to immediately take certain actions to protect public health. On Oct. 9, 2019, the Washington State Board of Health issued an emergency rule that prohibits the sale of all vapor products in Washington State.
Immediate Action Required
Effective Oct. 10, 2019, the sale of flavored vapor products by cannabis licensees is prohibited. The definition of flavored vapor products is available in the Board of Health’s rules.
- Cease Sales of Flavored Vapor Products. The LCB directs all licensees to immediately cease sales and/or gifting of flavored vapor products.
- Disclosure Requirements. Marijuana licensees must disclose all compounds, including but not limited to ingredients, solvents, additives, preservatives, thickening agents, terpenes and other substances used to produce or added to marijuana concentrates for inhalation or marijuana-infused extracts for inhalation at any point during production and processing, regardless of source and origin.
- Signage. Print and prominently post this warning sign in retail locations. A Spanish version, also available, may be posted as an additional sign.
- Cooperate with the ongoing epidemiological investigation. Local, state and federal health agencies are looking into which products have been involved with Washington cases of lung injury. We ask for your cooperation if you are contacted by someone from a state or federal epidemiology team and/or a representative from your local health jurisdiction.
For full content on flavored vaping requirements please view the Vapor and Public Health page.
Thank You for Cooperation
We appreciate the cooperation and collaboration demonstrated by members of in the cannabis industry on this important public health crisis.