Any federal crackdown on vaping could have broader ramifications for marijuana industry

President Donald Trump and Congress are taking aim at the nation’s vaporizer industry, raising questions over whether a possible crackdown could produce fallout for the legal cannabis space.

Marijuana industry officials are concerned that any federal action targeting e-cigarettes ultimately could result in regulations curbing the sale of cannabis vaporizers.

Those concerns come as the Trump administration is preparing to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, according to media reports.

On Capitol Hill, meanwhile, lawmakers plan to conduct a hearing later this month to look into the rash of vaping-related illnesses that have occurred nationwide.

Federal health officials are scrambling to contain an outbreak of more than 450 possible illnesses – including at least six deaths – related to the use of e-cigarette and cannabis vaporizers.

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