The arrests of a Prince George's County liquor store magnate and his wife by federal authorities last week as part of a broad corruption probe involving County Executive Jack B. Johnson has pulled back the curtain on the complex and often incestuous world of liquor and politics in the county.Read more »
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to find that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcoholic drinks, essentially banning them, and manufacturers will then be warned that marketing caffeinated alcoholic beverages could be illegal.
The FDA ruling, which could come as soon as this week, "should be the nail in the coffin of these dangerous and toxic drinks," Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who has pushed the Obama administration to ban the beverages, said Tuesday. Federal regulators would not confirm Schumer's announcement that a ban was imminent.Read more »
The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to ban caffeinated alcohol drinks, which it has been reviewing the drinks since last year. Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY) wrote the FDA will rule that caffeine is an unsafe additive to alcoholic beverages, effectively banning them from the U.S. market.
"Let these rulings serve as a warning to anyone who tried to peddle dangerous and toxic brews to our children. Do it and we will shut you down," wrote Schumer.Read more »
The Michigan Liquor Control Commission on Thursday banned the drink Four Loko and dozens of similar alcoholic drinks from being sold in the state.
For your protection, of course!
Study shows alcohol more deadly than heroin, coke or methRead more »
The Safer Texas Campaign is offering $10,000 to anyone in Texas who can prove that three statements claiming marijuana is safer than alcohol are incorrect.Read more »
Drunk guy pulls dildo out of pocket and assaults cop.Read more »
The City of Austin has a problem: fewer people are driving while legally drunk, causing DWI ticket revenues to plummet. Thankfully, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has a solution: create a new class of "crime" called "Driving While Ability-Impaired". Ladies could help fund the city budget after only one drink with a BAC of 0.05%, whereas most men would need at least two.Read more »
Democratic Rep. Charlie Brown of Gary tells the Post-Tribune that all legislators must have been asleep when they passed a law requiring a 70-year-old like himself to show an ID at a liquor store.Read more »
Big Alcohol's decision to squash marijuana law reform to protect its bottom line is simply politics as usual.Read more »
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