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FDA bans e-cigarette Juul; impact on cannabis vape market to be determined

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered popular e-cigarette maker Juul’s products off the market, a move that likely won’t have an immediate impact on the marijuana vape industry but could down the road.

The Wall Street Journal first reported that the FDA denied Juul’s applications to continue selling e-cigarette devices and pre-filled cartridges in menthol and tobacco flavors as part of ongoing efforts to crack down on youth vaping.


The FDA said Juul must stop selling and distributing its vapes and remove them from the U.S. market.

The federal illegality of marijuana should keep the industry safe from FDA interference for the time being, said Arnaud Dumas de Rauly, CEO and co-founder of the Blinc Group, a vape manufacturer based in New York.

“However, this doesn’t mean that will be the case forever,” he added.

The vape crisis that plagued the e-cigarette and marijuana vape markets a

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