New York bans whipped cream sales to anyone under 21; enforcement of law comes slow

With a degenerate element making it’s presence felt more and more, law abiding Americans who tolerate such behavior find themselves being inconvenienced more and more — perhaps, rightfully so.

An early taste of this came in 2005, when the FDA required that over-the-counter cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine be secured or otherwise locked up because it was being used as an ingredient for the illicit manufacture of methamphetamines. And now, at least in New York, people can add whipped cream to the list.

The state has a law banning the sale of whipped cream canisters to anyone under 21, which means IDs will be required to make a purchase.

“The chargers that propel whipped cream through a canister nozzle are filled with nitrous oxide gas, which can be inhaled to produce a high. The inhalant has long been a popular recreational drug – called ‘whippets’ – among teenagers due to the availability of whipped cream canisters at grocery and convenience stores,” the Albany Times Union reported.

The ban went into effect last year but it just now beginning to be enforced.

Kent Sopris, president of the New York Association of Convenience Stores, told the newspaper it likely due to an issue with the tracking of the law.

“I think that there is some sort of reporting mechanism that just didn’t go the way it was supposed to,” he said. “We had been tracking the bill last year and when I looked in the bill tracking file, there is just no indication that it was signed.”

Or the Democrat-run state failed to establish an enforcement protocol.

The legislation was sponsored by state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens), who saw the dangerous effects of inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” in his district.

“Sadly, young people buy and inhale this gas to get ‘high’ because they mistakenly believe it is a ‘safe’ substance. This law will eliminate easy access to this dangerous substance for our youth,” Addabbo said in a statement, according to the Times Union.

Nitrous oxide delivers short-lived euphoria, but can also cause loss of blood pressure, fainting, heart attack and sudden death, according to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation. Long-term effects include the possibility of memory loss and psychosis.

The first offense of selling whipped cream canisters to someone under 21 in New York will include a $250 fine, with fines of up to $500 for subsequent violations.


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