Man charged for allegedly trying to peddle vape juice through social media article A 22-year-old man has been charged with attempting to sell or supply a product containing cannabis.
The arrest comes days after the death of an Australian man who died after consuming cannabis vapor.
It came as the Federal Government said it would not tolerate the sale of vape juice.
In a statement, Health Minister Greg Hunt said:”Vape companies are subject to the same regulatory regime as tobacco and other tobacco products, and so we expect that all products containing cannabis, whether legal or illegal, will be treated equally and appropriately.”
Mr Hunt said it was important for people to know they were consuming cannabis, and said it should not be consumed in a way that creates a risk of harm to themselves or others.
“There are strict rules in place to ensure that cannabis products do not create a risk for health, or others, or that they pose a risk to public health or public order, and we will continue to enforce those rules,” he said.
“If you buy cannabis through a vape shop, you should not consume cannabis.”
In a news release, the Attorney-General’s Department said the charge was “prosecutable under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and the Health and Safety at Work Act”.
“The prosecution of this individual is the result of an investigation into a matter of serious public concern.”
He will be charged with the unlawful supply of a controlled substance.
“The charges against Mr McAlpine are expected to be laid at a later date.