A bill was introduced in Maryland's General Assembly on Thursday that would ban the marketing and sale of energy drinks to minors, CNBC has learned.
If the bill were to become law, Maryland would be the first state with such a prohibition.
"The bill is modeled on existing legislation aimed at preventing tobacco marketing which targets minors," said Delegate Kathleen Dumais, who submitted the bill.
The penalty for a first offense would be a fine of up to $5,000. A second offense would result in a fine of $10,000 and a third in a fine of $20,000. In Maryland, anyone under 18 is considered a minor.