Training & Events

“Happy Hour” Restrictions: From Theory to Practice

Jan 01, 1970 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Please join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on May 6 for a free webinar about “happy hour restrictions.”  During this 1-hour webinar, Jim Mosher, Alcohol Policy Specialist, will review low-price, high-volume alcohol marketing practices, the number and extent of current state laws to restrict such practices, and potential barriers to and opportunities for passage and enforcement of similar legislation. Ted Mahony, Chief, Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, will describe Massachusetts’ experience with happy hour restrictions, which have been in existence statewide since 1983. Chief Mahony also will describe the findings of recent public meetings on whether the state should remove the restrictions in light of exemptions for newly-approved gaming establishments. Time will be provided for questions from the audience.