COVID-19 has opened the door to takeaway cocktails and outdoor dining. The state is currently deciding whether to close them.

When bars and restaurants close at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states and local governments have imposed alcohol restrictions that allow customers to order takeaway premixed cocktails and drink them in the newly expanded outdoor dining area. Paused.Now The end of the pandemic is visibleHopefully there is a dispute over whether to make those changes permanent, The Wall Street Journal Report..

“Before the pandemic, there were only a few places in bars and restaurants where you could sell takeaway cocktails, including in some areas such as New Orleans.” Include journal Report.. “33 states and the District of Columbia have passed an emergency order to turn it into a green light during a pandemic,” Washington, DC said, “Wisconsin, Kentucky, Ohio, and Iowa have already made such allowances permanent. But other states have expanded their permits until next year. “”

Opposition to this move is beer dealers, liquor stores, convenience stores, grocery stores associations, and some cities claiming that takeaway cocktails may encourage underage drunk driving. From the government. Some municipalities and neighborhoods are also wary of giving up street parking and sidewalks to newly expanded outdoor dining.

In California, State Senator Scott Wiener, D, is working with Republicans to permanently suspend a ban on drinking in outdoor food parks and sidewalk extensions. The modernization of alcohol law, partly dating back 100 years, is a long-term concern for Wiener. “The pandemic is terrible in every way, but it made us try new things at a very fast pace, and the sky didn’t fall.” He said journal.. “There is more open mind among lawmakers than it would otherwise be.”

Of course, during the pandemic, legislators relaxed more than just alcohol regulation — Colorado has already made a permanent COVID-19 allowance for the sale of drive-through and walk-up marijuana, and It’s thinking of doing the same for the sale of weeds online, journal Note. For more information on the battle for recreational substance regulation, as well as telemedicine and cross-border healthcare, please visit: The Wall Street Journal..

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