I’m sure Michigan is typical of the nation when it comes to liquor laws. And I will start there, because it is my home. And maybe it is just me. But some of the laws regarding the sale of alcohol just don’t make any sense.
I know you are not allowed to sell alcohol at gas stations. Then one day, I happened upon a gas station just by chance. And they were selling liquor there! I asked the owner about it. And he said they were now allowed to sell if they were within a certain distance from the pumps. Now, in Mich., you are not allowed to drink in public anyways. So it is not like you would be drinking it at the gas station to begin with. You take it home and drink it. So why should it matter how close the sales are to the gas pumps?
And you are not allowed to buy alcohol after 2 am (in liquor stores or bars). But as one comedian once observed, you can just as drunk between 1 and 2 as you can after. And again, for the liquor stores, you would just bring it home and drink it later anyways. And even stranger, you are not allowed to buy alcohol before Noon on Sunday. Again, why Noon? And why Sunday?
Someone please explain the logic behind these laws. I’m dying to know.