Florida: DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Hemp ‘Chewing Gum’ And Other Cannabis Products For People Under 21

Marijuana Moment reports

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), a 2024 Republican presidential candidate, has signed a bill banning sales of any consumable hemp products—including cannabis “chewing gum”—to people under 21, an expansion of an existing prohibition on young people being able to purchase smokable hemp.

The legislation, SB 1676 from Sen. Colleen Burton (R), was signed into law last week and took effect on Saturday. It also creates penalties for businesses that market hemp in a way that’s appealing to children and bans products that look like candy or are manufactured “in the shape of humans, cartoons, or animals.”

The bill prohibits the sale of hemp extract “including, but not limited to, snuff, chewing gum, and other smokeless products” to people under 21. A person who violates the revised statute would be subject to a second degree misdemeanor for a first offense and a first degree misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense within one year of the initial violation.

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DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Hemp ‘Chewing Gum’ And Other Cannabis Products For People Under 21 In Florida

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