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Wisconsin Wants To Lower The Drinking Age, But Should They

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The age at which people are legally allowed to purchase and consume alcohol is a divisive issue, and there have been discussions about the pros and cons of each respective age worldwide.

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As it currently stands, the United States has one of the highest minimum drinking ages nationwide, at 21 years old. Canada sets their limit at 19 (or 18 in the province of Quebec), while many European countries have their minimum drinking ages as low 16. Many of these countries opt instead to spend more time educating their younger population on the risks of alcoholism and over-drinking, as opposed to the approach of forbidding and shaming them from consuming alcohol at all (which North America in general is known for).

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However, there are still plenty of people who feel that the United States needs to relax their stance on the age you can purchase alcohol at, and it looks like the state of Wisconsin might be one of the first to enact some changes: they've proposed a bill to lower the state-wide drinking age to 19 years old...

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