What is the last day delta 8 vapes will ship?
Most delta 8 retailers will stop shipping vape cartridges to retail customers on march 26th at midnight. It seems that all the other online delta 8 stores are going to follow suit.
Where to buy delta 8 online before the ban?
If you are looking to buy quality delta 8 products at an affordable price before the ban. You should check out our top 6 Delta 8 companies list.
Will I still be able to buy delta 8 thc vapes locally?
Can I just fill the delta 8 vape cartridges myself.
Some brands will be offering terpene infused delta 8 distillate syringes so you can fill cartridges yourself. You can buy refillable vape carts at most local smoke shops.
Click here to view our delta 8 store locator.
This is our interpretation of what implications the proposed regulations will have on the industry if signed into law.
For those who don’t know: This bill would prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from accepting packages of vapor products for delivery and would add vaping products to the PACT Act (Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act). The PACT Act requires online retailers to collect state/local taxes before shipping orders, register with the federal government, and provide detailed information on a monthly basis to the tax department of each state it ships to – including the names and addresses of each customer.
The new law redefines the word “cigarette” under the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT Act), which is part of the federal Jenkins Act, to include “electronic nicotine delivery systems.” Despite the inclusion of the word “nicotine,” the definition used in the bill is so broad that it appears to capture vaping liquids containing CBD and standalone devices intended for vaping THC or other substances.
Sellers who do not register or don’t comply with the shipping and reporting rules of the PACT Act are subject to severe penalties, including up to three years in prison.
Online retailers will be required to:
- Register with the U.S. Attorney General
This is probably a good thing because the D8 industry is largely unregulated. This will force certain companies to either close shop or become compliant with current state regulations, such as obtaining food processing/establishment permits, hemp extract licenses, facility inspections by the state dept. of agriculture, etc.
- Verify age of customers using a commercially available database
This is also a good thing for obvious reasons. We’ve used an age verification service for months and the only downside was that it would frequently flag legitimate ID’s as fake, due to slight differences in billing/shipping info. For example, most college students do not change their address on their driver’s license when they move. But, overall, this will probably help prolong the longevity of the D8 industry.
- Use private shipping services that collect an adult signature at the point of delivery
This is where the proposed regulations start impeding legitimate transactions. USPS will no longer be allowed to ship any vapor related products, whether they contain nicotine or not. This ban even includes hardware such as batteries. This will increase costs significantly as well as create unnecessary burdens on consumers.
However, the real problem arises when less private companies are willing to ship hemp or vapor products. FedEx already announced they will match USPS shipping policies starting March 1st. DHL and UPS currently have strict policies on shipping hemp and vapor products, such as requiring independent certification and blanket bans on states such as New York. These options are far more costly than USPS, are not accessible to all Americans, and there is no guarantee they won’t update their policies to completely ban these items in the future.
- If selling in states that tax vaping products, sellers must register with the federal government and with the tobacco tax administrators of the states
- Collect all applicable local and state taxes, and affix any required tax stamps to the products sold
This will place all vape-related purchases at the same tax rate as tobacco. Additionally, vendors will need to affix various cigarette tax stamps onto products depending on delivery location.
- Send each taxing state’s tax administrator a list of all transactions with customers in their state, including the names and addresses of each customer sold to, and the quantities and type of each product sold
This forces vendors to file voluminous monthly reports with State, Native tribes, and local governments disclosing the identity, address, and product orders of all customer orders to their jurisdiction, as well as remit any excise taxes owed.
- Maintain records for five years of any “delivery interrupted because the carrier or service determines or has reason to believe that the person ordering the delivery is in violation of the [PACT Act]”
The American Vaping Association summarizes best, “If the increase in shipping costs wasn’t enough, the bill also imposes huge paperwork burdens on small retailers, and backs it up with threats of imprisonment for even innocent mistakes. This is not a law designed to regulate the mail-order sale of vaping products to adults; it’s an attempt to eliminate it.”