California-based Puffco, a vaping hardware company widely known in the cannabis world, announced the “temporary” shutdown of its Puffco.com website yesterday in an email message to consumers.

The message read:

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Puffco sent this email to consumers announcing the company’s closure.

A similar message appeared on the company’s website today.

The shutdown represents the first high-profile reaction to the U.S. Postal Service’s recently installed ban on the commercial shipping of all vaping devices nationwide. Leafly published a full analysis of that action in this article.

One Puffco.com customer reported receiving an order delivery earlier this month, and the experience may hint at the challenges the company faces. “A person showed up…

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