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North Dakota Bill designed to change some of the state’s alcohol laws fails

This past Thursday in North Dakota, a House bill attempting to re-write some of the current laws relating to the sale and distribution of alcohol in the state failed. HB-1145 would have allowed for someone who owns a restaurant to also own a company which manufactures alcohol and allow them to sell it in that restaurant.

The law was intended to stop monopolies by vertical integration, however some lawmakers believe there may have been unintended consequences. For instance, a company such as Anheuser Busch could hypothetically open its own retail location and limit distribution to other retailers.

Source: Fox News, January 2017