The head of the organization representing vaping shops across Indiana says many of them will close their doors after midnight due to a state law that goes into effect on July 1.
Evan McMahon of Hoosier Vapors says new security requirements for vape manufacturers will raise prices and put many “Mom and Pop” vape shops across the state out of business and create a monopoly for larger distributors. Supporters of the measure say it was needed for public safety.
A number of lawmakers have questioned the legislation, saying they did not think they were creating a monopoly when they voted for the bill.
Hoosier Vapors has attempted several court challenges, and to date they have not been successful.
You can hear McMahon in the Leon-Tailored Audio. It runs about 12 minutes.