Wonder what you would find if you frisked Suffolk County in New York?
Answer: They want anyone under the age of 19 to be banned from buying non-alcoholic energy drinks.
NBC New York reports:
Anyone 19 or younger would be banned from buying non-alcoholic energy drinks under a proposed law now before the Suffolk County Legislature.
The proposed ban would be the first of its kind in the nation, according to bill sponsor, county legislator Lynne Nowick.
“These drinks can potentially be dangerous for teens,” said Nowick. “Why put foreign things in your body when you don’t know what’s going into them? The drinks are not regulated.”
The Suffolk legislature could vote on the proposed ban early next year.
NANNY STATE ALERT! First, the government goes after my Four Loko and now they are starting to attack plain ol’ energy drinks!? Granted, I am well over the age of 19, but this is starting to become ridiculous.
The article mentioned that an average energy drink contains about half the caffeine of a similar size cup of coffeehouse coffee. In order to be consistent, coffeehouses better start investing in I.D. scanners, because they will have to start carding customers.
If this ban becomes law… It will be a sad, sad day.