With the age-restricted sales of vape and cannabis products becoming more and more common within retail stores, and with increased competition and entrants into the space, enforcement of legal compliance is on the rise.
Regulations and requirements for sales in this industry change regularly, as what is deemed appropriate or necessary evolves. In this space, it’s crucial to be well equipped for the future. A business unprepared to meet those new developments could be left behind, unable to sell vape or cannabis products and missing out on serious profit.Read More
Minor Decliner has released a new paper for retailers that highlights the struggles you face in the ever-changing world of POS system interfaces and the age-restricted sales space.
While it may seem impossible for a retailer to maintain age-restricted sales standards when the standards and technology keep changing... helpful solutions are out there. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look. This paper aims to clarify that process and make it easy for retailers.Read More
Ron’s takeaways Enforcement efforts will ramp up in Rhode island This is due to a 80% increase in underage sales rates This follows the industry trends of ramping up enforcement and compliance efforts Minor Decliner is ready to partner with state agencies to reduce the underage sales rates From the PROVIDENCE Journal RI hospital agency enlisted in fight to ban under-21 smoking, vaping A new state law has given the state's embattled hospital agency a beefed up role in enforcing a ban on the sale of cigarettes and other nicotine products to anyone under age 21. The new law passed...Read More
From patch.com More alcohol and tobacco vendors are failing age-verification checks since they resumed in May, while Cannabis shops saw improvement. In the months since Washington's Liquor and Cannabis Board resumed compliance checks, state officials have announced that more alcohol and tobacco vendors are failing to verify buyers are of age. The board resumed its random checks in May after pausing them for a year due to the pandemic. The LCB said its initial findings showed "mixed results" from its licensees, with the biggest dip among tobacco vendors Age-verification checks show some industries lagging in compliance Tobacco sales Overall compliance...Read More
When you were in high school, did your town have that one store or that one restaurant that would always accept fake IDs or knowingly sell to minors? Although it’s highly illegal, it happened then, and it still happens today. If your establishment doesn’t use age verification technology with every alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco purchase, you might be at risk for becoming known as the place where minors can get away with using fake IDs. There are a few telltale signs that let minors know they might be able to get away with purchasing tobacco or alcohol products. Read through...Read More