Vape shop finds ‘loophole’ in Montana’s temporary ban on flavored e-liquids

BOZEMAN — Montana’s ban on flavored vaping products has been in effect for about a week and already some people have found a way to get around it.

“Having customers having access to a safe product, you know, that’s the goal,” said Freedom Vapes co-owner Ron Marshall.

After one day of a 120-day temporary ban on flavored vaping products, Ron and Deanna Marshall – and many shops like their own – were turning off their open signs.

But Ron Marshall of Hamilton had an idea.

“Basically, what we did is say, ‘Okay, well, we’re not going to sell the flavored e-liquid. But what we’ll do is we’re going to still sell the components because the components, by themselves, are FDA approved.’”