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My husband is in an internet club of tobacco connoisseurs who

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My husband is in an internet club of tobacco connoisseurs who roll their own cigarettes using fine tobacco. He is planning to buy a larger quantity of fine tobacco from a reputable store in Cambridge, MA, repackage it and resell it to his buddies. He will mail these packages through the USPS, not deal with taxes, and make a small profit. He does not have any sort of resale license. I think he can get in trouble for doing this. Tobacco is a heavily regulated item.
Worried wife.

Kirk Adams :

Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a litigation attorney. Thanks for your question.

Kirk Adams :

You are correct that tobacco is a highly regulated commodity, and in order for your husband to be able to legally sell tobacco products, he would need a sales permit from the local city/county authorities.

Kirk Adams :

Also, he would have to apply for a license through the Mass. Dept of Revenue. There are multiple licenses that are out there, which you can find here:

Kirk Adams :

Thus, to be 100% legal, he would have to go through all of these hoops. It is a hassle, but if he were to get caught selling these items, he would likely be fined and penalized for failing to obtain a license.

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