Regulation Updates

5 percent tax hike on liquor effective Nov. 1

5 percent tax hike on liquor effective Nov. 1

On a voice vote, the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board on June 14 voted to increase the markup on wholesale and retail liquor by five percent. By law, the money generated by the markup goes directly to the General Fund,…

Legislative Council stops Xanax rescheduling

Legislative Council stops Xanax rescheduling

With only one dissenting vote, the Legislative Council reversed an Alabama Department of Public Health decision to move Xanax into one of the most restrictive categories for controlled substances. Alprazolam and other benzodiazepines will remain a Schedule IV drug in Alabama. Alprazolam is…

Comments due May 5 on beer and wine tasting changes

Comments due May 5 on beer and wine tasting changes

Comments are due May 5 on two rule changes related to tastings at stores with off-premise consumption licenses, like grocery stores. The proposed change to 20-X-7.10. Beer Tastings makes tastings possible for off-premises beer licenses and adds manufacturers to those that can…