The California Coalition for Fairness has gathered over a million signatures from registered voters in the state of California that are opposed to the flavor ban SB-793. SB-793 was going into effect on January 1st, 2021, but the referendum has delayed the California flavor ban till possibly the 2022 general election.
What is the proposed referendum process? Under California’s Constitution, State voters can propose referendums to approve or reject statutes enacted by the legislature. On November 24th, 2020, The California Coalition for Fairness stated they had submitted over 1 million signatures to local counties. The referendum petitioners have agreed to a joint stipulation with the California Attorney general and Secretary of State that, “SB-793 will not take effect on January 1st because the submission of over 100% of the required signatures has suspended the effective date, and that SB-793 will remain ineffective and unenforceable until either the referendum fails to qualify, or if it qualifies until the vote in the 2022 elections.” On December 10th, 2020, the stipulation was approved in California Court. The referendum has delayed the California flavor ban giving the vape industry time to advocate for the positives of flavors!
The referendum submitted by The California Coalition for Fairness has given vape businesses and customers extra time to advocate and educate others. Contact your local and state officials and speak to them about the positives of flavors for adults and the consequences a ban will have on yourself and businesses.