TORONTO – Ontario’s Liberal government says it is now reconsidering medical marijuana exemptions to e-cigarette rules that are so new they haven’t even technically come into effect.
The turnaround comes just one day after the exemption for medical marijuana users to a vaporizing law came to light.
Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla says based on feedback such as media reports and online comments, the government will take another look at the exemption.
The Liberal government quietly exempted medical marijuana users this week from a law that bans the use of e-cigarettes anywhere regular cigarettes are prohibited, regulations that are set to come into effect Jan. 1.
The exemption means medical marijuana users could vaporize in restaurants, at work or on playgrounds.
Damerla wouldn’t say if the second look at the exemptions would go beyond Jan. 1.