A cannabis accessories company, Vessel, is urging New York lawmakers to consider bill language that would regulate cannabis waste. James Choe, the CEO, says there need to be sustainable solutions when looking at things like e-pens, cartridges, and even the packaging on different cannabis products. “I think there’s been this trade-out for cigarette butts for batteries when you really think about it,” Choe explained. “They’re just as ugly in so many ways. And a lot of that legacy got pulled over into cannabis as people started thinking about designing vape products and everything else in between.” The company is proposing a model bill that would set up a recycling process for current and future cannabis products. For example, since vape pens are relatively new, the wording of this bill would include other yet-to-be-invented smoking devices. The bill would also allow for fibrous waste recycling, which they say would encourage bioplastic packaging.
Mmp News Author, Medical Marijuana Program Connection, 11/08/2021 21:25:00