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Oct 28, 2020

Change to CBD Smoking Age in Tennessee

In December 2019, the president signed legislation to raise the federal minimum age sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years, as required by the FDA, beginning Oct. 1, 2020. In Tennessee, as cannabis, or hemp flower, is considered a tobacco product, customers must be 21 or older to purchase cannabis flower, cigarettes, or vape cartridges and pens. Each of our store associates is here to help customers understand the new law, and learn what products people ages 18-20 can buy.

“It’s been a learning curve with customer education — if a product is smokable, inhalable, or combustible in general, or if it is paraphernalia related to smoking or inhaling hemp products, customers must be 21 or older,” says Katrina Smith, content creator at Grass Roots. “People 18 and older can still fully purchase oils, gummies, and tinctures.”

The Fort Oglethorpe store is affected a little differently, as state regulations in Georgia don’t allow cannabis flower to be sold in that state. The age requirement, however, is still 21 to purchase smoking paraphernalia and cartridges.

Grass Roots associates can help you find the best products for your needs at either location. They go above and beyond in staying up to date on the industry and latest changes. If you have questions or need help selecting an alternative product to hemp flower, don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by either of our locations in Chattanooga and Fort Oglethorpe.

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