Residents in Pennsylvania are traveling to neighboring states to buy booze but those neighboring states are saying “no more”.
Pennsylvania’s liquor store laws are similar to our’s. They are state owned and operated. So when the state of Pennsylvania closed the doors on all of their liquor stores to fight the spread of Coronavirus, Pennsylvania residents decided to get their booze in neighboring states. Now those states are forbidding those sales.
According to CNN, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has mandated that anyone wishing to buy alcohol in the state of Ohio must have an Ohio or active duty military ID. Those individuals with Pennsylvania ID’s will be denied their purchase. In a tweet, DeWine stated that visitors from Pennsylvania coming to buy liquor posed an “unacceptable public health issue”.
Pennsylvania has since opened their stores for online sales but as you can probably imagine, they’re having trouble keeping up with demand.
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