Things are getting interesting in Indy.
Via The Indy Star;
This week the Indiana General Assembly adopted a measure that would increase regulations on manufacturers of e-liquids, the inhaled substance inside the cigarette or vaporizer. In addition to requiring that mixing be done in a clean room and that business owners undergo background checks, the measure also stipulates that manufacturers adhere to rigorous security requirements that some in the industry fear could wind up putting many out of business.
I'd prefer the government stay out of business.. but I'll leave those arguments for my other website. The idea of juices having to be made in a clean room is fine, companies should already be doing this. Background check? Okay, whatever. But the security requirements are a bit strange.
The measure requires a store to apply for a permit by the end of June at a $1,000 cost. As part of that application, a store must enter into a five-year agreement with a security company.
Why the need for the security? If businesses want to hire security that's fine, but whats the point in requiring it?
The bill also could prevent Indiana vape shops from selling liquids made out of state by manufacturers that cannot comply with the requirements. Many vape shops, even those that produce their own e-liquids, sell a mix of products made by other manufacturers.
So not only could it 'kill off' a lot of the companies inside the state, they can't even get juice from out of state?
These would seem to be some of the strictest regulations in the country. In my book, they don't seem aimed at public health like politicians are saying, it's aimed at destroying the vaping industry in the state.
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