Alcohol Drinking Permits for Young Drinkers

The Indian state of Maharashtra now issues drinking permits to young drinkers.

These drinking learner permits restrict the volume of alcohol that the permit holders can purchase and also permits police or other law enforcement officials to revoke the license and initiate criminal proceedings against any permit holder found guilty of creating a nuisance after becoming publicly intoxicated.

These age-based drinking permits are designed to promote responsible alcohol consumption among young drinkers. Drinking permits have been proposed, but not yet approved, in the United States.


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