L.A. Launches Citywide Review of Vape Shops
All L.A. cannabis vape and smoke shops will be subject to a citywide review to ensure safe storage of volatile materials. The new review process was announced by the Los Angeles Fire Department last week and prompted by a recent explosion at a Downtown L.A. wholesaler that left a dozen firefighters injured.
“The review will involve each fire station in the city identifying businesses that store volatile chemicals and ensuring they are stored properly,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “Those businesses are required to display a diamond placard, which would alert emergency personnel that there are potentially flammable and hazardous materials inside.”
According to the Times, Smoke Tokes did not have such a placard on display. An investigation into the cause of the fire is still underway. Read more about what authorities have learned here.