State Appeals Court: No Alcohol in California Self-Checkout Lines


Despite an appeal by the California Grocers Association, a state appeals court has upheld a 2012 law banning alcohol sales at customer-operated checkout stands, whose safeguards against underage purchases are unreliable. The ruling states that alcohol may only be purchased in face-to-face transactions with store clerks, and will help keep alcohol, the number one drug of choice among America’s youth, out of their hands.