Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Who Knew?

State-by-State DRINKING LAWS
All states ban selling alcohol to minors, and nearly all prohibit possession, but many do
not expressly bar minors from consuming it.

Alabama
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Alaska
Under 21 may consume alcohol only if married AND if spouse or guardian is present.
Arizona
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol
Arkansas
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
California
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
Colorado
Under 21 may consume alcohol only if married AND if spouse or guardian is present.
Connecticut
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
D.C.
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Delaware
Under 21 may consume alcohol only if married AND if spouse or guardian is present.
Florida
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
Georgia
Under 21 may consume alcohol only if married AND if spouse or guardian is present.
Hawaii
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
Idaho
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Indiana
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Illinois
Under 21 may consume alcohol only if married AND if spouse or guardian is present.
Iowa
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
Kansas
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Kentucky
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
Louisiana
Under 21 may consume alcohol only if married OR if spouse or guardian is present.
Maine
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
Maryland
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
Massachusetts
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
Michigan
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Minnesota
Under 21 may consume alcohol only if married AND if spouse or guardian is present.
Mississippi
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
Missouri
Under 21 may consume alcohol in parents’ or guardian’s residence if parent or
guardian is home.
Montana
Under 21 may consume alcohol if parent or guardian is present.
Nebraska
Under 21 may consume alcohol in parents’
or guardian’s residence if parent or

guardian is home.
Nevada
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
New Jersey
Under 21 may consume alcohol in parents’ or guardian’s residence if parent or
guardian is home.
New Hampshire
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
New Mexico
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
New York
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
North Carolina
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
North Dakota
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Ohio
Under 21 may consume alcohol if parent or
guardian is present.
Oklahoma
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
Oregon
Under 21 may consume alcohol only if married AND if spouse or guardian is present.
Pennsylvania
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Rhode Island
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
South Carolina
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
South Dakota
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Tennessee
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Texas
Under 21 may consume alcohol if parent or guardian is present.
Utah
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Vermont
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Virginia
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Washington
Under 21 may consume alcohol if parent or guardian is present.
West Virginia
Under 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.
Wisconsin
Under 21 may consume alcohol if parent or guardian is present.
Wyoming
Under 21 may consume alcohol.
MSNBC.com research/Alex Johnson. Sources: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Alcohol Policy Information System; State University of New York-Potsdam.

URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20249460/

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