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California Glassware Bill Advances in Senate

After passing the Assembly, A.B. 2573 has cleared initial Senate committee consideration. The bill would allow a licensed beer manufacturer, without direct or indirect charge, to give up to five cases of retail advertising …More

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Pro-Distributor Bill Signed in NC

Becoming law without the Governor’s Signature, House Bill 500, among a variety of provisions, authorizes the transfer of a wholesaler business to a family member in situations other than the death of the owner, and …More

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CA Bill Proposes Alcohol-Cannabis Regulation

Passing the Assembly and amended in Senate committee, A.B. 2914 seeks to prohibit the simultaneous ownership of alcohol and cannabis licenses and prohibits the sale of infusion of cannabis into an alcoholic beverage.

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On-Site Sales Expanded in Delaware

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 373 allows craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries the ability to sell products produced by other Delaware craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries for on-site consumption, only. The products sold must …More

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Transfers Allowed in DE

Signed into law, H.B. 405 is intended to facilitate the growth and expansion of Delaware licensed craft alcoholic beverage companies within the State by permitting them to ship product manufactured on their licensed premises to …More

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Minors Allowed On-Premise in Hawaii

Signed into law, House Bill 2410 allows brewpub and small craft producer pub licensees to allow minors, who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian of legal drinking age, on the licensee’s premises.

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California Glassware Bill Passes Assembly

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 2573 would allow a licensed beer manufacturer, without direct or indirect charge, to give up to five cases of retail advertising glassware to an on-sale retail licensee, per licensed location, each …More

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MA Issues Cannabis in Alcohol Advisory

Anticipating the legalization of recreational marijuana, the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has issued an advisory informing the alcohol industry that it will remain unlawful to manufacture and/or sell alcoholic beverages containing any cannabinoid …More

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