1850 CE
Local and national regulations regarding alcohol are put in place

In the 1850s, local and national regulations for alcohol are put in place. Local communities start initiatives to regulate the sale and consumption of alcohol, while the parliament establishes the first national measure to regulate the traffic of liquor by making the right to manufacture and sell liquor dependent on local authorities. As a consequence of these regulations, the number of small distilleries drastically decreases.

Source: Austin, G. A. et al. (1979). Perspectives on the history of psychoactive substance use. NIDA.

Drugs: Alcohol
Regions: Sweden
Topics: Cultivation, production and trade, Taxation and regulation