TITLE 21
Food And Drugs

CHAPTER 21-37
Regulation of Powdered Caffeine

SECTION 21-37-3


§ 21-37-3 Prohibited activities.

(a) It shall be illegal for any person, partnership, corporation, or other entity to sell, give, provide, or otherwise supply powdered caffeine to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years.

(1) Any person, partnership, corporation, or other entity located within or without the state of Rhode Island that violates § 21-37-3(a), shall be punished upon conviction:

(i) For a first offense, by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500);

(ii) For a second offense, by a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) and/or imprisonment of up to one year; and

(iii) For a third or subsequent offense, by a fine of up to three thousand dollars ($3,000) and/or imprisonment of up to three (3) years.

(b) Any person being under the age of twenty-one (21) years who possesses powdered caffeine may be punished upon conviction by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500) and may be ordered to perform up to thirty (30) hours of community service, and upon a second or subsequent violation hereof, may additionally be ordered to undergo a substance abuse assessment by a licensed, substance abuse professional.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2016, ch. 124, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 133, § 1.)