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Regulatory and Distribution Law Updates for the Alcohol Industry
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Regulatory and Distribution Law Updates for the Alcohol Industry
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Alcohol, Cannabis and State Driving Laws

As more states legalize the recreational use of marijuana, beer servers will undoubtedly face situations in which a patron is too impaired to drive due to the consumption of both cannabis and alcohol. State laws do not provide a crosswalk of breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) limits and nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml) of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in a driver's body fluids. But a few states have established limits on the nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml) of THC that may be present in a driver's blood or urine. States will continue to create and modify statutory and regulatory schemes focused on marijuana impairment. In doing so, state legislatures will likely revisit the policy discussions on limits for alcohol consumption. Read the full article.  Originally published in The New Brewer, July/August 2018.

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National Transportation Safety Board Targets Impaired Driving

Industry professionals should remain aware of trends in policy and technology that may lead to changes in our nation’s laws to combat drunk driving.  On January 13, 2016, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Christopher Hart announced the “2016 Most Wanted Safety Improvements,” a comprehensive set of transportation safety goals that the NTSB will advocate in the year ahead.  One priority is to “end substance abuse in transportation.”[i]  The NTSB is a federal agency charged with investigating serious transportation accidents.  While it is not a policymaking body, its recommendations carry significant weight with members of US Congress, state legislators and law enforcement personnel. While enormous progress has been achieved in reducing drunk driving deaths in the US since the 1980s, the absolute number of fatalities resulting from drunk driving accidents has hovered around 10,000 over the last three years.  The cost of deaths and injuries is...

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