As part of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021,” in the COVID-19 relief bill signed into law last December, Congress amended the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (“PACT”) Act to apply to e-cigarettes and all vaping products.
Cannabis vaporizers are captured in the CAA’s broad and vague definition of ENDS, which are defined as “any electronic device that through an aerosolized solution, delivers nicotine, flavor, or any other substance to users inhaling from the device.” Read more about it in our blog post here.
The newly proposed rule essentially adds CBD and hemp vaporizers to the current rule, making business-to-consumer shipments essentially non-existent.
Here at East Coast Herbalist, we want to keep our loyal customers in the loop on any industry news or regulatory changes regarding hemp products, and inform you how we will be moving forward in regards to this ban.
What Can Vape Consumers Do?
For consumers, buying vape products on the internet and having them delivered may become more difficult moving forward. Not only will there be a lack of shipping options, but the cost of shipping these types of products will increase dramatically.
In addition, receiving shipments from online suppliers will require an adult over the age of 21 to be available to accept the package and show an ID to prove they are over the legal age.
Although this is an inconvenience to online shoppers, these measures are being put in place to make the industry safer. Your best bet is to find a local shop that has vape products you like. Visiting a business with a brick and mortar location will be a far easier and more cost effective way to purchase vapes.
East Coast Herbalist CBD Vape Products Available In-store
At East Coast Herbalist, we are actively working to find solutions for our online customers until USPS finalizes their requirements. CBD vape products will continue to be offered at our store in North Smithfield.
Delta8 products are not available at our store in Rhode Island, but will be made available at other local businesses in Massachusetts as well as other states. When the USPS ban comes into effect, we will publish a list of local retailers that carry our vape products.
As for now, if you currently buy vape products online, check out our vape selection on our website and order them while you still can. Use the coupon code vape to get 20% off any vape products we carry for a limited time.
As always, if you have questions, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help!