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6 Things To Keep In Mind When Buying Alcohol

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Most people don’t think much about the process of buying alcohol. They just go to the store, pick up what they need, and check out. However, there are a few things that you should keep in mind when purchasing alcohol, especially if you’re new to drinking. Here are six things to keep in mind when buying alcohol.

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Popular Types of Whiskey That Might Interest You

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Some people believe that all whiskey looks and tastes the same. Anyone with a trained eye and an experienced palette will strongly disagree, however. There are differences in the way that whiskey is made, and this is often defined by the location. The flavours and textures can vary, and it’s also possible to drink blended versions. 

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Legalize marijuana push in N.J.: Should it be treated like cigarettes or booze?


By Claude Brodesser-Akner | NJ Advance Media for
on September 27, 2016 at 1:42 PM

TRENTON — Lawmakers from both political parties are mulling whether New Jersey should legalize marijuana, but differ over whether it should be more leniently regulated and taxed like cigarettes, or more restrictively, like alcohol.

Late last week, Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R-Morris) introduced a bill (A4193) that legalizes marijuana, treating it and marijuana products in the same fashion as tobacco, which is sold only to those over 19 years of age.

Carroll’s bill would also provide for records expungement for certain past marijuana offenses.

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Lawmaker proposes lowering New Jersey’s drinking age to 18


Lawmaker proposes lowering New Jersey’s drinking age to 18

Republican Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll recently introduced the measure, saying it’s wrong that an 18-year-old can serve in the military but not be allowed to buy alcohol. The bill seems unlikely to pass, since lowering the drinking age would cost the state millions of dollars in federal highway funds

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New round of debate set on N.J.’s liquor licenses


New round of debate set on N.J.’s liquor licenses

AUGUST 3, 2014, 7:42 PM    LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014, 11:32 PM

Proponents of an overhaul of New Jersey’s liquor-license laws are expecting to gain some traction this year after decades of proposals and legislation kicking around unsuccessfully.

Assemblyman John Burzichelli, D-Gloucester, has been circulating a rough draft of a bill that would update the state’s liquor laws. He’s been talking about the issue with “select groups” of stakeholders, including restaurant owners and real estate developers. In New Jersey, liquor licenses range from $50,000 to more than $2 million, which critics say is putting a damper on economic development.

Advocates say a change in the laws — which could include issuing more licenses — would spur restaurant openings throughout the Garden State and boost redevelopment projects in ailing urban and suburban downtowns.

Burzichelli, chairman of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, said he hoped to have a final draft of his legislation introduced next month. Calling his bill a work in progress, he declined to discuss it in detail. But he did say that it will address the main issue that has stymied liquor-law change in the past: finding a way to protect and compensate current license holders who fear a change would devalue their licenses.

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