Cheers to 2021: Prohibition officially ends in Mississippi

Updated: Jan. 2, 2021 at 7:41 AM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippians are now free to toast 2021, no matter where they live.

Prohibition is officially over in the state almost 90 years after alcohol was legalized in the U.S., according to the Associated Press.

The new law allows the possession of alcohol in every county in Mississippi; however, it does not legalize the sale of alcohol in every county. Residents would have to vote to allow that.

The bill was signed into law by Governor Tate Reeves in June 2020 but went into effect Friday, January 1, 2021.

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