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posted by Fnord666 on Friday August 11 2017, @08:17PM   Printer-friendly
from the puffery-piece dept.

Oregon has joined California, Hawaii, Maine, and New Jersey in raising the minimum age limit for purchasing tobacco and related products to 21:

Oregon is raising the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes in the state to 21, bringing its regulations into line with sales of marijuana products.

The new law, signed by Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday and taking effect on Jan. 1, bans under-21s from buying tobacco products and vaping devices, and makes vendors liable for fines for under-age sales.

The current age limit in the state is 18.

Previously: California's Legal Smoking Age Set to Rise to 21

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 11 2017, @09:54PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 11 2017, @09:54PM (#552605)

    If I weren't a libertarian, I'd go,

    18 - weed, shrooms, salvia, peyote, caffeine, LSD-25
    21 - alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, opiates, meth, jimsonweed

    I don't know as much about peyote or cocaine as I should. In general, go by LD50 and addiction potential. Alcohol, nicotine, opiates, and meth might need to be bumped to 32 or so. Very addictive and lethal substances.

    Some substances such as capsaicin (my favorite molecule right after the cannabinoids) may produce psychoactive effects at nuclear levels but afaik are totally safe. Perhaps if we're going to have a nanny state keeping everybody safe, we could regulate all peppers with a power level (Scoville rating) over 100,000. Oh, and mandatory protective pads and SAE certified helmets until age 12.