Newfoundland Reverses 2019 Ban on Cannabis Vapes

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The government of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador has reversed its late-2019 ban on sales of cannabis vape products.

The decision to carry vape products followed a review of Newfoundland’s cannabis industry by the provincial government and the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corp. (NLC), the province’s adult-use cannabis regulator and wholesaler, according to its chief merchandising officer, Peter Murphy, reports MJ Biz Daily.

The change opens a new, albeit limited, market for vapes: Newfoundland was the second-smallest cannabis market among Canada’s 10 provinces in September, with regulated recreational marijuana sales worth 5.7 million Canadian dollars ($4.2 million), or about 1.5 percent of Canadian cannabis sales.

Quebec’s government-owned recreational cannabis monopoly,  Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), still does not sell vapes.