December 21, 2020- The federal government initiated an act which will be effective January 1st, 2020.
Part of an omnibus bill, which Ted Cruz feinted against included federal legislation which raised the legal the age of vaping and purchasing smokeable products to 21 years of age.
Federal Tobacco/Cannabis Legislation Comes as Shock
This law came as a shock to many, and came as swiftly as it left. This law will impact tobacco, cannabis and vape sales across the US. Raising the age for purchasing tobacco and other products to 21 years of age.
“On December 20, 2019, the president signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years.”
“It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product — including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes — to anyone under 21. FDA will provide additional details on this issue as they become available.”
Promptly the FDA released this warning:
Bottom Line on Legal Smoking Age
Although the bill did not include language pertaining to the purchase of cannabis specifically. It is likely due to the fact that cannabis is considered illegal at the federal level.
This bill will likely quickly be amended to include regulations on cannabis. Should marijuana become legal at the federal level.
So, what will follow in the foot steps of this sweeping legislation? Only time will tell! but it will be an interesting topic to follow!