Wine and spirits distributors are the vital link bringing an ever-expanding variety of brands from around the world to the places consumers buy them. As local, family-owned businesses, distributors are essential members of the economy.
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As Congress seeks to make the United States Postal Service (USPS) solvent, it is imperative that individual state laws concerning the direct to consumer shipping of wine, beer and spirits are respected.
WSWA believes the time has come for Congress to comprehensively legalize and regulate adult-use cannabis at the federal level.
Enforcement efforts around the country have revealed that states grapple with the harmful impacts of non-compliance in the direct-to-consumer alcohol shipping market. While many shippers respect state laws, there are bad actors that ship alcohol illegally to consumers by taking advantage of loopholes to evade compliance, which harms law-abiding businesses, undercuts state authority, and ultimately has negative impacts on the entire marketplace and consumers.