Ron Alting, the Indiana State Senator is a lawmaker who helped push through the absurd vaping law that gave power to a single security firm (owned by a high school buddy of Ron) to pick and choose what Indiana E-liquid manufacturers would be able to continue doing business and created a sink-hole for the guys who were too small to play ball.
Senator Alting admitted at a meeting with the Public Policy Study Committee that the law did create a monopoly and essentially crippled small businesses. Now the law and it's circumstances are being scrutinized by the FBI.
Over 100 people voted for the bill in the General Assembly. When speaking on whether or not the bill created a monopoly and put small companies out of business Alting simply stated, "It did".
Alting is now vowing to correct the bill when the General Assembly returns for session in January. But that all seems like too little too late. Anyone who would be willing to return to the vape industry at this point should be weary with the system setup the way it is. It was reported that half of the e-liquid manufacturers that were approved by the state were all related to the casino industry.
Can you say scandal?