Yes, you read that right, it's not some linkbait title going on here. The city of Beverly Hills is set to vote on an “urgent” ordnance November 5th (that's tomorrow as I write this). Apparently it's recommended the council pass this thing by a 4/5ths vote eliminating the need for a second reading. The law would do a few things. First of all, it puts a halt to new e-cigarette shops from opening (there goes my dream of Rodeo Drive Vapes). That's a bad thing, but it's been done before. Here's where it gets fun.
Second all existing businesses will be forbidden from selling electronic cigarettes. Merchants who currently carry e-cigarettes have two weeks to unload their stock. Anyone caught selling e-cigarettes after that point will be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine or six months in jail.
Yes, selling e-cigarettes in 90210 will be a crime if this thing passes. Here's the proposal in all its glory.Download (PDF, 2.71MB)Note, the title of this article has been updated as I accidentally typed users instead of sellers.