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NHLC Surpasses $2.3 Million in Fundraising Effort

Over the past five years, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) has helped raise over $2.3 million for New Hampshire nonprofit organizations. Beginning in 2015, NHLC leadership undertook an effort to develop strategic partnerships with...

Regulating Cannabis in 2020

We have entered the world of Cannabis 2.0. Or so the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has proposed, coining the phrase in two recent bills meant to help modernize the maturing legal market in...

Painter Steps Down As Chairman of VABC Board of Directors

After more than a decade of service to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC), Chairman Jeff Painter last week announced his departure from the organization, effective Dec. 1. “Jeff’s steady leadership and deliberate decision...

Ohio Named 2019 Control States Best Practices ‘Best of the Best’

For the fifth year, StateWays is proud to recognize the most innovative programs and ideas in the control state system with our Best Practices Awards. This year, winning agencies represent the best in retailing,...

Virginia ABC Welcomes Autumn Harvest of New Products

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) has added 17 new products to its catalog of more than 3,000 distilled spirits, Virginia wines and mixers. This autumn’s class of spirits represent a variety of categories...

Inside a Washington State Cannabis Grow Operation

Cannabis is big business in Washington State. Six years after the state first legalized recreational pot, the industry has grown to $361 million in annual revenue. This requires constant crop harvests to keep up....

Control State Profile: West Virginia

Pictured atop: Front: General Counsel Anoop Bhasin, IT Director Randy Haynes, Commissioner Wooton and Beer Division Admin Cindy Clark. Middle: Spirits and ine Division Admin Kim Hayes, Executive Secretary Lynn Patrick, Spokesman Gig Robinson,...

Virginia ABC Awards 10 Grants for Alcohol Education and Prevention Programs

Ten community organizations across the state were recently awarded more than $69,000 in Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) Education and Prevention grants to help reduce underage and high-risk drinking in their communities. Award...

12 Virginia ABC-Related Laws Go Into Effect as of July 1

Starting Monday, July 1, the commonwealth enacted 12 laws that impact the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC), its licensees and applicants for ABC licenses. The Virginia General Assembly passed the following Virginia ABC-related...

Live from the NABCA Legal Symposium

Direct shipping, private labels and dealing with trouble licensees and tainted products were among panel topics at the 2019 National Alcohol Beverage Control Association legal symposium. NABCA’s annual conference took place in March in...

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