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drinking age

In poker, a slang term for the initial hand of a Two and an Ace, referring to the legal age to purchase alcohol in the US, 21. Also called an Acey Deucey or an A2. I felt pretty good after I was dealt a drinking age, but the rest of the cards gave me nothing to work with.
See also: age, drink
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Americans continue to overwhelmingly reject an ongoing push to lower the legal drinking age from 21 to 18.
The researchers said that these findings support maintaining the minimum legal drinking age at 21.
CADD said it would meet the chief ministers of Haryana and Punjab for lowering the legal drinking age to 21 and the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Goa and the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry to raise the drinking age to 21 years from 18 years
The reduction in minimum drinking age would bring Delhi at par with neighbouring Uttar Pradesh town, Noida, where the minimum age required to drink all kinds of alcoholic drinks is 21.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law a bill that withheld a portion of federal highway funds from states that did not have a minimum drinking age of 21.
In the early 1970s, 29 states lowered their legal drinking age to 18, 19 or 20.
It wasn't just that lower minimum drinking ages had a negative impact on people when they were young," said lead study author Andrew Plunk, PhD, of Washington University in St.
Since 1984, the legal drinking age in the United States has been 21.
The resolution urges Congress to create a waiver to the federal transportation funding penalty attached to the drinking age so that interested states have the flexibility to explore alternatives.
Research subsequent to the Court's decision appears to confirm that raising the drinking age to 21, and the 1984 federal law in particular, saved lives.
Mostly settled in the 1980s by legislation linking a portion of federal highway funds to the current universal minimum legal drinking age of twenty-one, the issue has been placed back on the front burner by former Middlebury College president John M.
More than 100 college and university chancellors and presidents have signed a public statement asserting that the current legal drinking age of 21 has not worked.
college presidents to open debate on the minimum legal drinking age of 21, raises concerns that are shared by many Americans:
In July, a group of college presidents announced that they wanted to start a national conversation on the drinking age.