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Bill Banning Sale Of Grain Alcohol Signed Into Law

May 7th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed a measure into law this week that will ban the sale of alcohol that is 190-proof and stronger.  The new law had strong backing from leaders of colleges and universities. Dr Jonathan Gibralter, president of Frostburg State University, who attended a bill signing ceremony, said that grain alcohol is seen as a cheap and reliable way to get drunk quickly, sometimes without the person knowing it.  He noted that the inexpensive cost equates to about 35 cents a drink. Gibralter said the combination of the high potency and low cost, unfortunately makes it a popular drink among college students…


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