The Talbot County Council has introduced a series of amendments to the county’s alcohol regulations, a move aimed at controlling the accessibility of alcohol. The Star Democrat reports that the move is in response to concerns related to the county’s number of alcohol abuse-related violations, including underage consumption.
The amendments primarily are focused on carry-out alcohol sales, not on-site consumption at restaurants and hotels. Most pre-existing alcohol dispensaries in the county would be grandfathered and not subject to the proposed regulations.
The proposal is subject to a public hearing that is scheduled for December 6. To read the full proposal, click here.