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FacePalm April 4th, 2016 1:43am

The Law on Underage drinking: Is it illegal to drink it, to possess it, or to buy it?

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JHawk3205 MD
04/05/16 4:34 am

Pretty sure it's all three, but the possession part is tricky, because when I was underage, going w my dad to a liquor store (not buying for me lol), I would offer to carry the case of beer out to the car, so he could unlock it-

JHawk3205 MD
04/05/16 4:36 am

Back, before keyless entry/remotes etc. some places didn't mind me carrying it out, but some places would stop me and say I couldn't carry it out, etc etc. I'm carrying it, but it's not mine, I didn't pay for it, and I'm not going to drink it..

dlaw4570
04/04/16 3:48 pm

All the above...

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17millionTwats Leeds, UK
04/04/16 1:36 am

Theres a different age for all 3 in the UK :P

catpillow Florida West Coast
04/03/16 10:26 pm

I've never been underaged in Florida. I don't really know what the law is here, but it's probably all three. They're pretty big on "no" here.

phen nebraska
04/03/16 7:57 pm

In Nebraska, if the kid is at home with their parents they can drink... not sure how much or if there is a certain age

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
04/03/16 7:54 pm

from the information I have been able to find, the answer is:

All of the above (with a few specific exceptions and caveats).

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
04/03/16 7:33 pm

Definitely illegal for underage people to buy, for adults to buy FOR underage people, and for stores to sell to them and bars to serve them. Not sure about possession alone. Consumption imo illegal.

shygal47 Florida east coast
04/03/16 7:27 pm

When I was a lass it was legal to drink at 18 and to die in VietNam and illegal to vote. Now it's illegal to drink but legal to vote and die. Can someone make sense of this nonsense? No! Damn it, if you can die in war then you can drink!

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Tariq88 Utah
04/03/16 7:25 pm

I guess it depends on the State, though I would assume for most states it's the same age for all of the above.

susanr Colorado
04/03/16 7:13 pm

I think it depends on the state, but may include all of furnishing, possessing, and drinking it. With some exceptions in some states for private residences/parties, and for serving it (with age restrictions).

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emgwenn portland
04/03/16 7:03 pm

It's legal for parents to give it to their kids like at dinner or special gatherings right??

Rosebud Ohio
04/03/16 7:50 pm

It depends on the state. Ohio it is, but I know the day before I turned 21 I was in NC and had dinner with my Mom. Couldn't get a drink because that would have been illegal there.

emgwenn portland
04/03/16 8:47 pm

I meant in the home or a private area

ADLK1996 New York
04/03/16 6:54 pm

All of the above?

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Nik
04/03/16 6:52 pm

I think in most states the answer is, Yes

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