Quinten de Graaf

We are fortunate to live in a society where we have access to items such as groceries, prepared food items, packaged/bottled water, and a multitude of items available on-demand for delivery.

Often, we can receive these items in two hours or less … except for those vape pen devices.

I first felt the ripples of this legislation in April 2021. This week I realized just how impacted I had been by the vape pen mail ban, which is still pending – three months later.

This mail ban affects all users of e-juice, no matter if it contains cannabis, tobacco, or just flavor. Recent legislation made it illegal to mail or ship vape pens and cartridges in an effort to reduce the possibility of these items falling into the hands of someone underaged.

I get it, but then again, I don’t.

Day after day, I receive emails where these online vendors are continually emptying their vape cartridge arsenal. Yet, when I needed one the most (or thought I did), I couldn’t even order a simple vape pen for cartridges I already owned.

Where is the sense in that?

A good solution for that is to phone a friend. Thankfully, those haven’t been replaced by systems and robots yet. 

USPS, FedEx, UPS, and other shipment suppliers are being called on to halt any sales of vape pens and cartridges but the rule itself has yet to be written. That’s why the process has been so ambiguous.

Hopefully, as with alcohol delivery and similar services, there can be a way to safely ship and deliver these types of products in a manner where age verification can be accomplished.

Until then, let’s just keep following the unwritten rules.