ELY – The City of Ely is joining other Northland communities in regulating e-cigarettes and synthetic drugs.
The city council passed a six month moratorium on the issues Tuesday night.
It prohibits people from smoking e-cigs where regular smoking is already banned.
Sampling is also banned.
As for synthetic drugs, it is now illegal to sell them.
Mayor Ross Petersen said the council will gather more information on both issues and hopes to have permanent ordinances in place by April.