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Food; Dietary Supplements   

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(a) It is a misdemeanor for any manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, or other person, to sell, transfer, or otherwise furnish any of the following to a person under 18 years of age:

(1) A dietary supplement containing an ephedrine group alkaloid.

(2) A dietary supplement containing any of the following:

(A) Androstanediol.

(B) Androstanedione.

(C) Androstenedione.

(D) Norandrostenediol.

(E) Norandrostenedione.

(F) Dehydroepiandrosterone.

(b) A seller shall request valid identification from any individual who attempts to purchase a dietary supplement set forth in subdivision (a) if that individual reasonably appears to the seller to be under 18 years of age.

(c) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) and (b), a retail clerk who fails to request identification pursuant to subdivision (b) shall not be guilty of a misdemeanor pursuant to subdivision (a), subject to any civil penalties, or subject to any disciplinary action or discharge by his or her employer. This subdivision shall not apply to a retail clerk who is a willful participant in an ongoing criminal conspiracy to violate this article.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 871, Sec. 2004, Ch. 859, Sec. 1.)