Welcome to the Alcohol Policy Information System

The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) provides detailed information on a wide variety of Alcohol-Related Policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels, as well as policy information regarding the Recreational Use of Cannabis. The information and resources available on this site are geared towards alcohol policy researchers and others interested in alcohol policy issues.

Underage Drinking

APIS provides convenient access to policy topics that pertain to underage drinking, in order to encourage research, evaluation, and outreach efforts in this important area.

What's New

March 30, 2018 - The website was redesigned, policy information appearing on the site was updated to include legislative and regulatory changes that took effect on or before 1/1/2017, and supplemental resources were added or revised.

For a full list of changes since the launch of the site on June 23, 2003, see the website Change Log.

Alcohol Policy Topics

Detailed state-by-state information is available for the following alcohol policy topics, or you may browse all topics.

Cannabis Policy Topics

Detailed policy information is available on the Recreational Use of Cannabis.

In addition, APIS has developed the Cannabis Policy Taxonomy (CPT), an inventory and taxonomy of cannabis policies.

Recently Adopted

Information is available on states that have recently adopted laws legalizing the recreational use of cannabis since the most recent update of this website.