JACKSON, Miss. – Cities and counties across Mississippi are now able to ban the selling of “dangerous” caffeine products to minors.
Earlier in the year, Rep. Tommy Reynolds proposed Noah’s Law after the accidental death of Noah Smith, who died from overdosing on caffeine pills.
The house passed the measure but the bill failed to gain traction in the Senate. Reynolds then requested affirmation from the Attorney General’s Office that cities as well as counties could enact the ordinances, themselves.
On June 19th, the Attorney General’s Office issued an opinion stating that since state law does not cover the issue, cities and counties have the right enable the law themselves.