Pure grain alcohol can be purchased in a majority of states. The states that prohibit the sale of grain alcohol include California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia, according to The Washington Post and The Badger Herald.Know More
In states where the sale of pure grain alcohol has not been explicitly prohibited by state law, such sales are legal. Many states ban the sale of pure grain alcohol to protect college students from alcohol-related illness and fatality, explains The Baltimore Sun. Recent years have seen an increase in the number of states banning the sale of pure grain alcohol for these protectionist reasons.
States that do not sell pure grain alcohol of 190 proof, which is 95 percent alcohol, do allow sales of grain alcohol at lesser proofs. For example, The Daily Iowan notes that Iowa allows grain alcohol sales of 151 proof that is 75.5 percent alcohol.
Other than recreational drinking, pure grain alcohol is used by herbalists to make tinctures, or concentrated herbal extracts, according to Mountain Rose Herbs. The high percentage of alcohol allows extraction of constituents from a plant that would normally be insoluble.Learn more about Law
In Texas, a minor may drink alcohol when in the presence of his parents or guardian, according to the Alcohol Policy Information System. Such consumption may take place either on private, non-alcohol selling premises or on premises that sell alcohol, as explained by ProCon.Full Answer >
The ultimate goal of the 18th Amendment was to prohibit alcohol on a national level, according to Dr. Jack S. Blocker. Section one of the amendment states that the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within the United States and its territories is prohibited, as noted by the National Archives. The amendment was ratified on Jan. 16, 1919.Full Answer >
According to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, a 4COP license permits the sale and consumption of alcohol in regards to businesses. This license applies to establishments, such as bars, restaurants and businesses, that sell packaged alcoholic beverages.Full Answer >
The legal alcohol by volume, or ABV, for beer varies from state to state. For example, according to their respective departments of revenue, Colorado allows for the sale of beer with an ABV of 4 percent or lower, while Montana has a limit of either 8.75 percent for malt beverages or 14 percent for traditional beer.Full Answer >