Michigan halts sale of all marijuana vaping products

DETROIT – Michigan regulators are temporarily stopping the sale of all marijuana vaping products.

The emergency ruling comes a little more than a week before Dec. 1, which is when recreational sales are expected to begin.

The ban comes after an outbreak of lung injuries linked to vaping.

It was a busy Friday afternoon at the BDT Shops and Tobacco store in Hazel Park. The business has been a staple there for 47 years.

“We carry a lot of vaping, type accessories. We carry the vape products, water pipes, we carry papers, incense, we’re often considered the old school head shop,” owner Curtis Goure said.

Goure said the shop doesn’t sell any marijuana.

“It’s been the counterfeit products where the additive Acetate vitamin E has caused a bit of hysteria,” Goure said. “I think it’s a good thing again, patient health has to always be first and foremost and for the license market to continue to make strides in the industry the elicit products and the products that are being diverted from other states -- they have to be eliminated.”

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