The Laws And Regulations Regulating Alcohol During The 1920 ' S

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such as spirits. It also gave rise to organized crime, and a notorious black market embedded throughout major cities. The issues of the prohibition in the 1920’s, and throughout the 1930’s, can be related to the problems in the United States currently. The laws and regulations controlling alcohol during the prohibition led to a rise in crime. The same can be said today. Young adults are finding ways to buy alcohol illegally, whether it be from peers of a higher age, or willing guardians. This also leads to the alcohol being consumed behind closed doors, under parental supervision, which in some states is legal. In Virginia, according to § 4.1-200, Exemptions from Licensure, “Any person who keeps and possesses lawfully acquired alcoholic beverages in his residences… may be served… [to] guests [that] are twenty-one years of age or older or are accompanied by a parent.” According to this policy, underage drinking is allowed through parental consent. Unfortunately, young adults tend to abuse this regulations, and drink underage in their own households without consent of a parent or guardian, but claim to anyway. Situations like this occur throughout the United States. Abuse of laws set by individual states, whilst encouraging safe, controlled drinking are abused by persons under the age of twenty-one through false alternatives and loopholes. Alcohol abuse in the United States is a huge threat. The National institute on alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that in 2013,…

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