A complete shock. That’s how one Massachusetts vape store owner described his reaction to Massachusetts’ four month vape product ban.
“We don’t know how to react to this. We just got a day’s notice. Not even that actually, we’re supposed to shut down by the end of the day.” said Umer Rehman, owner of Planet Vape in East Longmeadow.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency Tuesday allowing him to enact the ban. That authority is being questioned by the American Vaping Association. A statement issued today, read in part:
“Governors are elected to sign or veto bills passed by elected legislators, not unilaterally implement laws themselves. We look forward to supporting a lawsuit against Gov. Baker’s illegal and unconstitutional ban.”
h/t R. Wordsworth