Welcome to July and the start of the second half of 2014! July 1 is a big date for the enforcement of new laws enacted by the Great State of Maryland, so here's a sampling of things in Maryland that are legal no more:
You can no longer have a Vaportini-- which means holding a flame under an alcoholic beverage and inhaling the vapor through a straw. That only makes the alcohol absorb in your blood about 30 times faster, which is a truly asinine thing to want to have happen in your life.
Speaking of alcohol and asinine things, you will no longer be able to buy grain alcohol in the State of Maryland. Grain alcohol is 190 proof distilled spirits-- 95% pure alcohol. And basically after a shot's worth of it one is pretty much in blackout mode. I guess you can still purchase grain across the border, but good riddance here in the Free State.
There are other new laws in Maryland that don't have to do with how you get your drink on. For example, programs to assist families of homicide victims will be established and/or expanded with the help of a State grant, and the fee for pesticide registration will increase in order to allow for an improved pesticide reporting database.
So there you have it. See the article linked to above for more info. More new laws to come into being in October!
Happy Canada Day! ARRRRGGGOOOOOOOOOS!!!!!
And let's be careful out there.