New Laws Impacting Beer, Cough Medicine And Cigarette Sales Take Effect Sunday In Texas

AT THIS MOMENT, NOT A DIN DONE DEAL. IF IT IS BUILT, WE WOULD PROBABLY SEE IT IN 2023 AT THE LATEST.> ON SEPTEMBER 1, A WHOLE LIST OF LAWS WILL GO INTO EFFECT HERE IN TEXAS. WE ARE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT SOME OF THEM. ALL NEW AT 10:00. Reporter: AT THE OAK ISLAND BREWERY IN DALLAS, A BRIDGE LABELED HER TO GO IS WRAPPED IN CHAINS. THIS WAS MY POLITICAL STATEMENT TO SAY — Reporter: IT IS LIKE THIS WHERE GROCERIES HAVE BEEN BARRED BY TEXAS LAW FROM SELLING THEIR OWN PRODUCT TO CUSTOMERS WANTING TO TAKE IT HOME. YOU CAN WALK INTO A WINERY AND BITE WINE TO GO. YOU CAN WALK INTO A DISTILLERY AND EYE DISTILLED BEERS. BUT YOU CAN’T WALK INTO A PRODUCTION FACILITY AND BUY BEER. COME SEPTEMBER 1, THE CHAINS WILL BE BROKEN AND WE WILL SELL BEER TO GO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TEXAS HISTORY. Reporter: HE SAID INSTEAD OF RELYING ON WHAT HE COULD GET ELSEWHERE, CUSTOMERS CAN COME IN AND SHOP FROM BREWERS FROM A FULL RANGE OF PRODUCTS. THE TEXAS STAR PHARMACY IN PLANO WILL BE LOCKING AWAY SOME OF ITS PRODUCTS. WE HAVE TO HAVE A STAFF MEMBER OPEN IT UP. Reporter: THE NEW LAW PREVENTS PEOPLE FROM SELLING THIS DRUG TO ANYONE UNDER 18. IT IS THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN OVER-THE-COUNTER COUGH SUPPRESSANT. WHETHER IT COMES IN SERIAL FORM OR A CAPSULE. ONE PRODUCT YOU WON’T FIND IT IN, OR COUGH DROPS. A STUDY BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE FOUND AS MANY AS 3% OF HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS HAVE USED THE DRUG TO GET HIGH. NEXT TIME YOU ARE LOOKING TO TREAT A COUGH, REMEMBER YOUR IDEA. WE WILL BE CARTING EVERYONE WHO BUYS MAKE IT.> THIS CLOCK IS COUNTING DOWN THE SECONDS UNTIL THE NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT. BY THE WAY, IF YOU WANT TO PICK UP SOME BEER BEFORE NOON ON A SUNDAY, BREWERIES WILL BE THE ONLY PLACE NOW WHERE YOU CAN DO SO. THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO START SELLING AT 10:00 IN THE MORNING. THAT IS WHEN THE PARTY WILL GET STARTED HERE IN OAK ISLAND. THE BREWERY IS OPEN THIS SUNDAY

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