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Alcohol delivery to your home now legal in KC

Posted at 4:47 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 18:44:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In a unanimous vote by the Kansas City council, it is now legal to have alcohol delivered to your home.

You can get just about anything delivered to your home. While legal in Missouri, a Kansas City law made it impossible for you to buy alcohol online and delivered to your home.

Thursday, the Kansas City council voted to change that.

“We are in St. Louis, another big city in Missouri and we are excited to be in Kansas City, it is an up and coming market and we are really excited to be there,” said Justin Robinson, co-founder of Drizly.

Drizly is a word you might hear more of. It's an app designed just for alcohol delivery.

The company has partnered with Mike’s Wine and Spirits in Kansas City. They say other stores are on board as well. A concern from some: alcohol deliveries to minors.

“Drizly has ID verification software for retailers using our platform. Second, in Kansas City, the ordinance is to allow retailers themselves and retailer employees to do the delivery so that means they are trained on how to verify and ensure a sale is being made in a responsible manner,” said Robinson.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving sent a statement to 41 Action News, saying they remain concerned that "those deliveries are only to people who are 21 and older, and that anyone who plans to include alcohol refrain from driving.”

Robinson says by scanning the driver license and having trained staff making the delivery, multiple measures are in place to follow the law.

“The scanning process is going to verify if the ID is real or fake and it is up to the driver to complete a sale, which is the same process that happens in a liquor store.”