Rules being adopted as law this week in America could largely interfere with the operations of firms making hemp-derived vape items. This is because of the broad law definitions focused on curbing vape retail sales to 18 and younger individuals. These regulations create more hurdles for small-scale producers.
The 2020 Preventing Online E-Cigarettes Sales to Children Act (PACT) updates various provisions of the past law; the 2010’s PACT Act that prohibits cigarette sales to users via mail.
The amendment was approved in December as a provision of the corona-virus relief reform. It adds all vaping products and e-cigarettes to the ban on direct sales. Last week, the USPS (United States Postal Service) launched the Federal Register guidance and informed vape product manufacturers that there are imminent mailing restrictions on their commodities.
America’s Postal Service is an essential distribution platform for vape commodities since top-tier private shippers, such as FedEx, DHL, and United Parcel Service, currently prohibit the transport of vaping commodities.
Although CBD and hemp stakeholders have stated that they don’t think the ban is aimed at them, they say that the amendment’s language might be interpreted to entail licensed CBD and hemp-derived vapes.
Vape sellers and manufacturers have stated that the ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) law definition is too wide and could be interpreted to entail empty cartridges and batteries. They’re specifically worried about a text that talks about the prohibition of any electronic gadget that delivers flavor, nicotine, or other substances via an aerosolized solvent to the inhaler.
ENDS products (such as vape pens, e-cigars, e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, electronic pipes, or advanced refillable vaporizers) might also be subject to these restrictions.
Observers have stated that this ENDS definition could mean that zero-nicotine e-liquids, tobacco-free synthetic e-cigarettes, and THC and CBD vape pens would be categorized as commodities that can’t USPS’s mailing services.