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  • Price Control Central To Ohio’s 3-Tier System

    Three primary public policy goals are addressed by Ohio’s three-tiered regulatory system, which includes the regulation of alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers: a) the creation of an “orderly market”...
  • Checking IDs Takes More Than Quick Glance

    As every liquor permit holder in Ohio must be aware, and as I repeatedly write in this column, underage sales of alcohol citations are the most common cases I observe...
  • It’s Permit Renewal Time For NE Ohio Licensees

    For all liquor retail permit holders in the northeastern part of Ohio, midnight on Oct. 1 means it is time your 2018-2019 permit expires – this includes all manufacturers and...
  • Certain Hemp Products Now Legal In Ohio

    The May 21 “Legally Speaking” column dealt with the confusion regarding hemp since Congress passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 excluding “hemp” from the definition of marijuana under the...
  • ‘Mix & Match’ Beer Must Be OK’d By Supplier

    Surprisingly, at a recent Liquor Control Commission hearing, a seasoned liquor attorney representing a retail permit holder did not understand the public policy behind one of the Liquor Control Commission’s...
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