The province is reconsidering medical marijuana exemptions to e-cigarette rules only a day after announcing the change.
Last night, it was announced medical marijuana users in Ontario would get the O-K from the Liberal government to use vaporizers anywhere in the province.
Medical marijuana was quietly exempted this week from a law that bans the use of e-cigarettes anywhere regular cigarettes are prohibited.
This means users could vape in the office, on playgrounds, or in restaurants – though employers and restaurant owners can still ban them from smoking on the premises – as of Jan. 1st.
Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla said the exemption was about letting people who are very sick or in a lot of pain to take their prescribed medication when they need to.
On Thursday, Damerla said the government would take another look at the exemption based on feedback such as media reports and online comments. She wouldn’t say if the second look at the exemptions would go beyond Jan. 1.