If you have been keeping up with the news regarding the regulations and laws being passed, you are probably just as upset as every vaper is with the ridiculous, biased, and exceedingly-corrupt law that was passed in Indiana in 2015. You can read more information on the Indiana vaping law via the two articles below.
There was much outrage over the Indiana vaping law, which created strict requirements for manufacturers who made e-juice for their customers. This included strict security firm language and rules regulating cleanliness standards. The law essentially was unenforceable against out of state manufacturers because they are a violation of the dormant commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution.
In addition, the law had some incredibly specific security firm requirements which were immediately controversial in its 2016 amendment of the law. These requirements ended up (not so surprisingly) allowing only one firm in the entire United States to oversee the production of vaping manufacturing since it was the only one who could satisfy the law written to ensure it’s placement — and it just so happened that this firm was in Indiana — obvious, isn’t it?
Thankfully, the sheer obviousness of this illegal vaping law was transparent — vapers, non-vapers, politicians, businessmen, and the government all saw the political special interest biases involved in the creation of it. Therefore, this prompted the FBI to get involved and investigate the law and decide how the law was passed and if it was legal — at least two of the lawmakers who voted for the law immediately landed jobs in the industry — and they have finally found that the decision looked like a legislative grant of a monopoly to favor one in-state company in the security business.
The ruling overturning part of the illegal vaping law comes from the the Indiana Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Through Senate Bill 1, lawmakers are again working on fixing the law because of the help of the FBI exposing the corruption of the original law. This bill will remove the private security firm requirements and stop the monopoly from remaining. This will allow vape juice manufacturers to make e-juice again, with more options to choose from.
However, the law did a lot of damage over the last year or so. Dozens of vaping businesses went under, small businesses failed, and many lost their jobs. Thousands of vapers had to go out of state to avoid huge prices and lack of options. It is unknown how overturning part of the law that did the most damage will help Indiana’s vaping industry, which was essentially left in tatters due to political corruption and biased, backdoor business deals. But it is with hope that businesses that went under will rise again and small business owners will take back the industry for their customers.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long claims that the monopoly for Mulhaupt’s (the security firm that received sole rights under the biased law) was “inadvertent.” But this is just another politician caught in a lie and sea of corruption. A child could have seen this coming and despite fellow politicians pointing out this huge bias before the law was even passed, it was ignored — because money was involved. Current VP of the United States, Mike Pence, was also involved in this illegal plot to secure a monopoly and make money off the backs of those in the vaping industry.
Now the lawmakers are going to change the law, and hopefully under the watchful eyes of the FBI and pro-vapers who have exposed them, they will make a fair law as they should have done in the first place.
Keep an eye for an update on this subject as more information is released and the law amended.