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December 1933

21st Amendment Ratified, Prohibition Ended


December 5, 2017 marks 84 years since the United States ratified the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and paved the way for the modern three-tier beverage alcohol system.

State Law Database - New Look!

Whether you are looking for an obscure beverage alcohol law detail in a single state or searching for a common requirement across the country, WSWA’s State Law Database is a one-stop resource designed to provide you with fast, accurate and up-to-date information on beverage alcohol laws and regulations in every state and the District of Columbia. This information-rich resource provides results on a state-by-state and issue-by-issue basis as well as fully-customizable search capabilities.

100+ State Specific Topics | 6,000+ Data Points

Search wine, beer, and distilled spirits laws and regulations by state, issue or a combination of the two.

Among the issues covered are: licensing requirements, direct shipping laws, retail locations, trade practices & more.

Check out the new and improved SLD website, complete with a drop-down menu of available search terms. Visit

Subscription and Pricing Information

Access to the database can be customized to suit your organization’s needs by including any combination of states and issues of relevance.  Pricing varies depending on the states and issues selected. To get started today, contact

Custom Reports

Have a one-time question or data need? We can generate customized reports on request. Contact