Washington state regulators banned the sale and distribution of any products containing vitamin E acetate, an additive in some cannabis vaping products identified as a likely culprit in the vaping health crisis.

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The ban by the Washington State Board of Health goes into effect Wednesday.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board along with the health department recently asked cannabis companies to voluntarily stop making products containing vitamin E acetate.

The ban on production and distribution will now be mandatory.

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– Bart Schaneman