Florida Appeals Court Finds Blunts Are Not Loose Tobacco Products

(April 7, 2016, 2:35 PM EDT) -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida appeals panel on April 6 found that blunt wraps used to wrap homemade cigars are not subject to taxation because they are not legally considered “loose tobacco” under Florida law, reversing an assessment against a company that sold blunts in the state between 2009 and 2011 (Brandy’s Products Inc. v. Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, No. 1D15-3101, Fla. App. 1st Dist.; 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 5244).

(Opinion available. Document #04-160420-007Z.)

Judges T. Kent Wetherell...
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