alcohol beverage compliance Archives

Overcoming obstacles to a California liquor license

Restaurants, bars and other California businesses know that obtaining and maintaining their liquor licenses are critical to the success of their enterprises. There is a range of city, state and federal laws that can affect liquor license eligibility, and understanding these regulations can help companies have an easier time navigating the rules. In some cases, they may want to buy or transfer an existing license from another firm. If you want to obtain or protect a California liquor license, it can be important to stay up to date on changes to state law on cabaret licenses, entertainment permits and liquor sales.

California dram shop laws relieve pressure on bar owners

By one estimate, 36% to 53% of small businesses are involved in litigation in any given year. California bar owners, especially, have plenty of reasons to lose sleep. Some think they've discovered why it's called the "bar exam." If you're starting a business where alcohol is served, consider a relationship with a law firm experienced in licensing, employment requirements, real estate, mediation, contracts and more.

How California works to reduce underage drinking

According to NBC Bay Area, a recent survey showed that the top way California teens obtain alcoholic beverages illegally was through shoulder tapping. This means that a minor uses an adult decoy at the legal drinking age to purchase them liquor, often while they stand just outside the store. Roughly one in 10 drinking-age adults agree to purchase the liquor when approached by minors.

Brief updates on cannabis, wine and beer in California

All across America, states have been debating the possibility of legalizing marijuana use. Some cities and states already have local laws in place that make some provisions for marijuana use. Sometimes only medical use is allowed, while others have legislated for recreational use as well. Often touted as the free state out west, California nonetheless has some serious restrictions on cannabis use in public spaces.

The California ABC license process

Selling alcoholic beverages in California is complicated. Locating the right business location can be expensive. Owning a bar or liquor store means you will put in long hours. It involves keeping your inventory resupplied regularly. And it includes hiring a staff who you can trust.

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