Carroll County Times: Some Question Legal Age 21

Karen Kemp of Maryland’s Carroll County Times recently interviewed [CR] President John McCardell for an article about the legal drinking age in the Sunday edition of the paper. Kemp also spoke to Michael Fingerhood, an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, who summed up the problem of binge drinking in a few words: “When teens drink, they don’t stop after one or two. Teens drink to get a buzz or to get intoxicated.”

One Response to “Carroll County Times: Some Question Legal Age 21”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with the alcohol education program. Those who argue that people 18-20 aren’t mature enough are wrong because many at this age group are university students with a world of responsibilities. In addition, Michael Fingerhood is correct, thus alcohol education and lowering the drinking age to 18 is important in recognizing the age of majority and educating those 18-20 on alcohol responsibility. Finally, the brain development argument in young people is ageist because it’s contrary to the truth.