Jonathon W. Baker, Esq.
Jonathon W. Baker, Esq. Quoted in MG Magazine Article
Baker Law, P.A. president Jonathon W. Baker, Esq. was quoted in the MG Magazine article, "Amended PACT Act Could Disrupt Vape Industry." The article discusses the ramifications that the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act could have on CBD and THC vape sales.
As predicted in Baker Law, P.A.'s blog article "New Legislation Imposes Huge Burdens on Vape Retailers with Online Sales" published January 4, 2021, the new rules have proven burdensome for online sellers of vaping products and accessories. The new law adds electronic nicotine delivery systems, or "ENDS," to the definition of a "cigarette", thus bringing them under the purview of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act. ENDS are broadly defined as “any electronic device that, through an aerosolized solution, delivers nicotine, flavor, or any other substance to the user inhaling from the device” and further includes specifically “any component, liquid, part, or accessory” [emphasis added] of such a device.
The registration, record-keeping, reporting and shipment requirements to remain in compliance are crushing, and small businesses have been forced to hire additional personnel simply to keep up with the paperwork, add the expense of a tax software compliance company such as IGEN (https://igentax.com/vape-tax-software/) or halt online sales of vaping products and accessories altogether.
The new legislation takes effect on March 27, 2021. You can view the full MG Magazine article here.
About the Author
Jonathon W. Baker, Esq., President of Baker Law, P.A., has extensive experience in business, licensing, and regulatory law at the local, state, and federal levels. He routinely offers corporate counsel and represents clients in all stages of licensing for alcoholic beverages, food service, hemp/CBD, and many other license types. Jonathon also handles complex transactional matters such as stock purchase and assets acquisition agreements. He has years of experience representing borrowers and lenders in foreclosure litigation. Outside of his law practice, Jonathon is a trained musician who has played multiple styles of guitar for over 20 years and also enjoys exercising and spending time on Florida's sunny beaches.
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