During national Prohibition in this country, from 1920 to 1933, one of the exemptions in the law was for medicinal use, when prescribed by a licensed physician, and dispensed by a pharmacist. Does this ever still happen? Could alcohol legally be sold to a minor under these circumstances? I nearly asked this question a couple of days ago, but demurred. But today, while trying to look up the law for the Malt Liquor thread, I found that similar language still exists in the California statutes today. The following excerpt is an exemption to the laws against selling alcoholic beverages within a stated distance of a university or veterans’ facility:
Is this exemption just a statutory “living fossil”, or does anyone ever still use it?