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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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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.
If early drinking is a true risk factor for alcoholism, we would see multiple adverse long-term consequences among people who lived under more permissive drinking age laws as youth--and we did.
Miraculously, Americans began to say--if not believe--that a lower drinking age might reduce teen troubles.
over collisions" involving out of-state drivers entering New York to escape higher drinking age requirements in neighboring states.
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.
The call to consider reducing the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 could spur some valuable discussion, but its passage alone would not solve the college student alcohol problem, according to Gerardo Gonzalez, dean of the School of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Twenty-four years ago, all 50 states set their legal drinking age at 21, partly because of a federal threat to cut highway funds by 10% to any state that didn't comply with the age limit.
college presidents to open debate on the minimum legal drinking age of 21, raises concerns that are shared by many Americans: