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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Liquor Laws Pt 2

To follow up on my previous post about the many variances in liquor laws, check out this hodge podge of laws and exceptions to the minimum drinking age of 21. 

We have a National Drinking Law that was passed under the Reagan administration in 1984.  Congress didn't officially make 21 the minimum age but told the States they wouldn't be receiving any Federal highway funding if they did not establish 21 as the minimum age to drink:

Over the ensuing years  however, 45 States have passed exceptions whereby folks under 21 can legally drink (click here.)


  I have discussed previously the idea of allowing 18 year olds to drink providing they obtain a license and take classes before they can to do so (click here.)

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