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Baylen Linnekin on the Neverending Vestiges of Prohibition

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Today marks the 81st anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which ended alcohol Prohibition in the United States. Repeal Day, as the date is known to celebrants, recognizes the end of an awful 13-period that came into being after passage of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

Though most people alive today never experienced the various woes of alcohol Prohibition, the sad fact is that many unfortunate vestiges of the era remain in place today, writes Keep Food Legal's Baylen Linnekin. This era of small-"p" prohibition has persisted for more than eight decades since the repeal of the 18th Amendment.