It has been nearly 23 months since Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly approved a state question to change the state’s alcohol laws.
On Monday, grocery and convenience stores, once restricted to selling beer with only 3.2 percent alcohol by volume, were finally allowed to sell full-strength beer and wine with the implementation of State Question 792.
The new laws also allow liquor stores, who were allowed to sell full-strength beer, but only at room temperature, to finally sell cold beer. Stores are also allowed to open earlier and stay open until midnight.
Stores were allowed to begin ordering full-strength beer on September 1, which led to a shortage of 3.2 beer for grocery and convenience stores across the state.