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Is there a law about mixing alcohol in eatables in India

I am considering starting a shack/small restaurant. I am considering adding items that will have alcohol mixed in them. What is the law around this in India? I am not considering selling alcohol. It ...
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Can BAC (blood alcohol content) be interpolated for DUI/DWI criminal prosecution?

It is common for a statutory BAC (blood alcohol content) level to determine whether the operator of a motor vehicle is guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI, which in some states is called DWI ...
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is a state-run monopoly a market participant?

Hypo: A state wishes to tax alcohol to raise revenue while at the same time protect their local producers. They have settled on accomplishing this by prohibiting the sale of liquor in privately-owned ...
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Purchase of alcohol with a minor present

Hello people who know a lot more about alcohol laws than me, So a general gist of my question is, why is it legal for certain stores to deny the sale of alcohol to me (who is over 21) with a minor ...
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Is it legal for stores to discrimate against customers based on uniform?

I am a legal-aged student in my country (Australia, so I am 18,) after school I enter a liquor store with the intention to purchase. I am stopped at the door and told that I will not be allowed to ...
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Use deadly force while under the influence?

I recently completed a CPL/CCW class in Michigan and had a random thought. I understand it is illegal to possess a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, but what are the ramifications if ...
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Sleeping in a car whilst intoxicated

If a person were to go out drinking, head back to their car, leave the keys on the front seat, the engine off and get in the back to sleep it off, would they have comitted an offense? There appears ...
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In Washington: Is it legal to sell alcohol to someone without an ID who looks 90 years old, after asking to see their ID?

At the store I used to work at, if you ask for ID, the customer NEEDS to provide it. They could have grey hair, a cane, and even be verified as 21+ by someone else, and it still wouldn't matter. We ...
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Could self-checkouts sell alcohol without human approval?

In the UK, self-service checkouts can sell alcohol, but the transaction must be approved by a human - at least, in all the supermarkets I've seen. Is it possible to do this without human approval and ...
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Who is accountable for underage drinking when the alcohol is easily accessed by the public? (United Kingdom)

I live in the UK. A group of teenagers are able to access large quantities of alcohol from an unsecured area (out in the open) at the rear of a small shopping complex. Are there any UK regulations ...
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Can identification be confirmed over a mobile application, for alcohol consumption

I am in charge of hosting an event, here in California, and I had a quick question regarding the legality of an offer that was presented to me recently. The event that we are hosting will be ...
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Alcohol discounts in VA

It has come to my attention that in some states such as Virginia, you may not be able to offer discounts on alcohol. Looking at the FAQ of a popular app that offers discounts at restaurants in VA I ...
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Minor purchasing alcohol?

In the United Stated, to my understanding, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase, consume, or otherwise be in possession of alcohol. Therefore, would it be illegal if someone who ...
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Has the Volstead Act been repealed?

My understanding is that the Volstead Act implemented Prohibition after the 18th Amendment. When that was repealed by the 21st Amendment, it was assumed that the Volstead Act was no longer ...
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How to stop an alcoholic from driving?

This scenario takes place in the USA. Suppose I have someone close to me who has a very serious drinking problem. This could be someone physically (living) close to me or someone emotionally close to ...
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Can you operate a liquor service outside a prohibited area and make deliveries into the prohibited area?

There is one small holdout in Southern Alberta where prohibition of liquor is still in effect. Consumption isn't prohibited, but the sale of liquor is. There was even a recent plebiscite where the ...
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Why aren't alcoholic extracts considered alcoholic beverages?

Why are some alcoholic liquids allowed to be sold without restrictions, while others are taxed and illegal to sell or serve to anyone under the legal drinking age? Examples of "exempt" alcohol: ...
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Do alcoholic ingredients in food prohibit distribution to minors?

I just received a supply of Member's Mark Beer Cheese from Saint Mary's Foodbank in Phoenix, Arizona USA, and I am only 20 years of age. The ingredient label confirms that Beer Cheese contains beer. ...
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Is there any legal obligation for the POTUS to stay sober?

Obviously there is a moral obligation for the president to stay sober. However, is there any law that ensures this is the case?
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What is the legality in the UK of a minor transporting alchohol?

We are discussing in work a colleague who will be 18 in February, the work just gave alcohol to all Adult staff and so it was asked, could colleague A (who is 17) transport the alcohol he could have ...
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Can I transport jello shots?

A party is coming up and I wanted to make jello shots for it. I was then worried about open container laws. If I transport jello shots in a sealed Tupperware container in my trunk, could I get in ...
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Does householder have authority to confiscate guest's legal property?

I visited a teetotaler relative, I'm completely aware of his personal views and stayed over in his house. A local store stocked exotic alcoholic beverages for a reasonable price and I purchased some ...
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Would it be legal for a bar to serve alcohol to a patron whose age was verified by another bar in the same state/city?

Say there was a record available to all the bars in the state that shows a certified alcohol vendor verified a customer's age with government issued ID. Could that one record of age verification be ...
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Can movies depict minors drinking alcohol?

Are you allowed to show in your film kids or teens drinking alcoholic drinks? Or is it against the law in the UK?
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What is the legal limit of alcohol concentration in a person's sweat?

What is the legal limit of alcohol in the sweat of a person, so that it is deemed illegal for him to drive? Im more concerned about the legal limit in the UK, but any other country is also appreciated....
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Is it legal to drink alcohol in public in Penn Station, New York?

In the central concourse of Penn Station there are four or five deli counters advertising and selling draft beer. It is served in a large plastic cup with a straw. There is no place to sit in the deli ...
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Religious exemption from alcohol monopolies

Do any of the areas that have government imposed alcohol monopolies (e.g. Pennsylvania, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, The Faroe Islands, Finland, Norway, Sweden, etc.) ...
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How aggressive does a business need to be at preventing customers from bringing alcohol on premises?

I volunteer at a new 501c3 art studio in Washington state where you pay to have space to do art. The organization policy is no alcohol on the grounds unless we have a special event with a liquor ...
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Public intoxication on a licenced property

Can i receive my report made by a campus peace officer for public intoxication without providing a lawyer . Do i have rights to this information ? I was never fined at the time . is there a ...
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U.S. Ethanol production for non-beverage non-fuel use

I was researching a new process of producing polyethylene plastic in large quantities from renewable resources. Without getting too detailed, the process involves vaporizing ethanol and heating the ...
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Does the US Government have the constitutional authority to ban alcohol?

This is something that has always confused me. In 1919 the US Constitution was amended to ban alcohol. That amendment was repealed in 1933. Then in 1970 an act of Congress banned a large number of ...
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Drinking (alcohol) in the passenger seat/backseat of a car/taxi in the States

My question is a fairly simple one, but consists of multiple clauses: Is it legal for you to drink in a car if you are not the person driving it? Is there (and if there is, what is it) a difference ...
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Why don't alcohol laws contradict the constitution?

Why don't alcohol laws contradict the constitution (or other laws in some cases, like in the example below, because The Age Discrimination Act is not part of the constitution)? I think it is age ...
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Does NJ law prohibit alcohol consumption in public parks?

Does NJ law prohibit alcohol consumption in public parks?
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What are the drinking age laws in Germany?

I've always heard stories that in Germany, there is no drinking age. I know that in the United States, it is 21. Alcohol can cause health risks for underage children, so it would seem weird to allow ...