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Maryland considers ban on sale of energy drinks to minors

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Lawmakers in Maryland are considering a ban on the sale of energy drinks to minors.

This pertains to popular energy drinks with 71-miligrams or more of caffeine in a 12-ounce container.

If passed, violators would face fines of up to $500 dollars for first offense and $2,000 dollars for multiple offenses.

The fines go up to $20,000 for retailers or others who give minors energy drink coupons or free samples.

A representative for the beverage industry said the bill is based more on emotion than science.

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