Vermont Mulling Over Idea to Lower Drinking Age to 18

By Garth O'Brien | March 1, 2008 
Filed Under Alcohol

Vermont Drinking AgeMontpelier, Vermont. The United State passed legislation years ago setting the legal drinking age at 21. However, various states have investigated the idea of lowering the drinking age.

South Dakota has drafted legislation to permit 19 and 20 years the legal right to purchase beer with a lower alcohol content. This law has not been formalized. South Carolina and Wisconsin have debated lowering the legal drinking age for active duty military personnel.

Now, Vermont is the latest state to consider this controversial topic. The Vermont State Senate is reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of lowering the official drinking age. Of course interests groups like MADD are fervently opposed to the notion.

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