Now is not the time to implement a vape flavor ban (Guest Column) – syracuse.com

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This guest column is from Mack Hueber, the president of ayrloom. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of NY Cannabis Insider.

It’s no secret that the last few months, and certainly the past few weeks, have been nothing short of tumultuous for the New York cannabis industry. With CAURD dispensary openings grinding to a halt, farmers and processors struggling to sell excess product and a booming and overpowering illicit market to compete with, operators all along the supply chain are feeling strained.

The last thing New York’s cannabis entrepreneurs need are more flaming hoops to jump through, like a vape flavor ban that, as proposed, would apply to flavors such as ice cream or gelato, vanilla, cereal, candy, chocolate, dessert, concept flavors, and soda including any strain names that might fall into this category.

Now is not the time to implement a subjective and unclear policy change that would only cause further uncertainty and hardship in an already unstable and fragile fledgling market. Licensed operators are already

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