Legal Drinking Age

Jazzy

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The legal age for purchasing or publicly consuming alcohol in the United States is 21 based on the National Minimum Drinking Age Act that was passed in 1984.
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Questions: Is the drinking age sensible?

Is it right people who are 18 can vote for President and join the military but can’t have a beer?
 

Cordante

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Can't see the harm, i were drinking dads homemade moonshine 96% with my parents permission from the age of 15. I turned out right didn't i? :LOL: With that said in Norway we are allowed to buy/consume beer and whine up to 15% i think when your 18 and everything above 15% is from 20 years old and up.
 
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The legal age for purchasing or publicly consuming alcohol in the United States is 21 based on the National Minimum Drinking Age Act that was passed in 1984.
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Questions: Is the drinking age sensible?

Is it right people who are 18 can vote for President and join the military but can’t have a beer?
It varies in some states. You can get a drivers license at the age of 15 in Maryland.
 

Kaunisto

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18 in Finland, 21 to buy hard liqueur (not sure the definition, something above 10%) except that limit is only on buying bottle from store, you can buy any drink in bar at 18.
Reasonable system, I think.
 

TechWiz18

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It does seem a little odd that they wait until 21 for alcohol but they think that an 18-year-old is sensible enough to vote. I think it'd be reasonable to have to change to 18 but it couldn't hurt to have some restrictions until you're 21 like Finland does...that seems like a good idea.
 

SwishUK

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Over here it’s legal age to have sex and play the lottery at 16, drive at 17 and everything else at 18. But if you go out for a family meal somewhere and the pub/restaurant agrees to it you can have a wine/cider/beer with your meal at 16.

It is however not illegal for a child to drink alcohol at home from 5 onwards which is cray cray.
 
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