On 11 Jun 2007, at 00:00, Andrew Crystall wrote:
> On 10 Jun 2007 at 16:27, PAT MATHEWS wrote:
>> High taxes on liquor = "moonshiners' full employment act"
> I disagree, that's cultural. There's plenty of tax on alcohol here,
> and we don't get much moonshine.
It's not just tax, it's the other restrictions on availability. I
have the impression that cannabis is relatively much more popular
with American youth because since it's illegal anyway it is much
easier for someone under 21 (the ridiculously high drinking age in
much of the USA) to get hold of than beer. Since alcohol sellers can
lose their license for selling to underagers and drug sellers don't
have one anyway.
I've never been refused in a bar since I was 16 and the first time I
got asked to prove my age buying alcohol in a shop was when I was
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