Beer Now Legal in Dallas
Proponents of marijuana legalization suffered a blow last night when Californians rejected Prop 19. But legalizers didn't get shut out. Prohibition has finally ended in Dallas, Texas:
For more than 100 years, parts of Dallas didn't allow the sale of alcohol until now. Voters decided nearly two-to-one to allow stores citywide to sell beer and wine. Some community leaders in South Dallas were concerned that the sale of alcohol would increase crime, but Bob Stimson, the President of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce believes this will bring business south of the Trinity....This comes not a minute too soon for Cowboys fans.
Voters also approved a second measure allowing restaurants to serve beer and wine city-wide without a membership card. Studies estimate Dallas will receive an additional 10 to 20 million dollars in sales tax revenue.