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North Carolina’s extensive alcohol regulations: the count

In previous posts I’ve written about how heavily involved the State of North Carolina is in controlling the distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages here and given an example of this state’s “maze of alcohol rules.”

In my research brief this week I provide another way of looking the the problem:

Drilling down further, I find that North Carolina devotes over 75,000 words to regulating alcohol, placing over 1,000 restrictions on alcohol beverages. This count of regulatory restrictions in the North Carolina Administrative Code is made possible by the State RegData platform developed by researchers at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

The full count is 75,870 words and 1,009 restrictions.

Jon Sanders / Director of Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...

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