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Alcohol delivery services offer convenience, but state law murky

When Anthony Farrell, a recent Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate, wants to have friends over for drinks, he can flick open his iPhone and order a few bottles of cider, or maybe rum, and the drinks are delivered in under an hour or so — as if he had ordered a pizza.

Farrell uses Drizly, one of several Boston startups that allow consumers to buy alcohol online and have it delivered the same day.

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