Arden, NC asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Products Liability for North Carolina

Q: Can I open a vending machine business that sells tobacco products in my state. North Carolina.

I read article 39 14-313 under the distribution of tobacco products and you would think it would be no however with the new technology of vending machines being able to use age verification, Would there be a way to get around this legislation and put these vending machines anywhere?

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Unless the state permits that machine you would not be able to get the proper license to sell the product. It is unlikely, for many reasons, for that permission to be granted but you can always contact something like the American Enterprise Foundation to see if their legal arm is willing to support your challenge.

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