November 04, 2013

Beverly Hills Could Jail e-Cigarette Sellers

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.
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