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Protecting Municipal Assets

The years of Prohibition brought about a tremendous change within the liquor industry and one such change was the establishment of municipal liquor stores, which were started after Prohibition ended as a means for...

IABD Launches App to Help Verify Customer’s Age

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced today it has released a mobile application to help retailers determine the age of customers attempting to purchase alcohol, tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products. “This app is...

Virginia Legalizes Statewide Alcohol Sales

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today signed into law SB 1110, which makes the entire state “wet” and allows localities to opt-out of alcohol sales, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. The new law applies to...

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,...

The Advisory Committee Weighs In

How are the control states investing, changing and innovating in the present in order to advance their future value? And how are supplier partners assisting (or sometimes leading) in that effort? To find out,...

Balancing Conflicting Priorities

Control states often juggle many conflicting priorities. In addition to being large revenue generators for their respective states, control states are generally charged with overseeing enforcement and education as well. As Director of the...

WV Now Allows Sunday Sales

Beginning this weekend, West Virginians can purchase a bottle of spirits any day of the week, under a new law signed today by Governor Jim Justice repealing the state’s Prohibition-era ban on Sunday liquor...

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