Alcohol

I'll Drink To That!

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Cheers Chucky!

It looks like New Jersey is actually pushing through good legislation. A bill, now heading to the state senate, would grant immunity to anyone under 21 "who has been drinking if that person calls police when another teen drinks too much and needs medical help."

Bonus language: immunity for the poor punks who can't handle their liquor, too.  

The legislation is a positive step toward, what the Amethyst Initiative calls, "an informed and dispassionate public debate over the effects of the 21-year-old drinking age."

Senior Editor Radley Balko covered the initial Amethyst Initiative story. Contributor Ted Galen Carpenter praised the two poster children of ending the MLDA21. Last year, Steve Chapman wrote about the perils of a lower drinking age. Prohibition Propaganda here. Jacub Sullum on zero tolerance and the "underage drinking epidemic," here.