News analysis / California

The not-so-noxious weed: how e-cig companies could lead in cannabis

14th October 2015 | News analysis |

39 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have laws that legalise and/or decriminalise marijuana use or possession to various extents. E-cig companies are well positioned to enter the emerging marijuana market because of their technical expertise and intimate knowledge of the science behind vaporisers, and several types of cannabis-compatible vaporisers, or “c-cigs”, may succeed in the U.S. market.

Leno bill dies in California; grandfathering change survives

10th July 2015 | News analysis |

There was good news for e-cig advocates on both coasts of the U.S. this week, as a Congressional committee in Washington waved through proposed legislation that would exempt many e-cigarettes from aspects of the Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations, while another committee in California effectively killed a bill that would have banned vaping in most public places and formally equated e-cigs with tobacco.

In depth: California e-cig regulation, November 2014

15th November 2014 | News analysis |

The matrix of authority • State government regulation • Local government regulation • Regulation by quasi-governmental institutions • Regulatory trends • Appendix 1: state law, consumer protection law and licensing law • Appendix 2: notable lawsuits – Smoking Everywhere and Sottera

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Creating a smoking alternative: the inside story of Ploom

30th September 2014 | News analysis |

          E-cigarettes and modified-risk tobacco products may change the face of smoking as we know it today. In this article, republished from Tobacco Journal International exclusively for ECigIntelligence readers, Ploom co-founder and chief technology officer Adam Bowen relates the story of “the Ploom experience”. Ploom was based first and foremost on one simple but powerful idea: » Continue Reading.