A new U.S. law that will impact the postal service has some within the cannabis industry concerned, as it will ban the shipping of vape products through mainstream mail.
Officially known as the “Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act,” the bill was approved by Congress last December. Under this ruling, the United States Postal Service can no longer handle vape product shipments.
The law, which is set to take effect late this month, was initially made to prevent youth from being able to order tobacco products online, and there is no explicit mention of hemp or cannabis in the law, but legal THC cannabis businesses and those in the CBD industry are getting worried about the implications.
“To the extent that they are participants in the industry who are selling vape products, it absolutely affects them,” explained cannabis attorney Rod Kight of Asheville, North Carolina.
Now that this is law, the USPS has 120 days to create rules and figure out how to implement this newly legal policy. FedEx and UPS will also be following