Supreme Court appeal of cross-border beer case acquittal enters day two

New Brunswick prosecutors told the Supreme Court of Canada Thursday that the province's liquor laws aren't only about generating revenue, but allow the government to regulate a controlled substance while providing a way to pay for associated health and welfare issues.

The prosecutors are appealing the  acquittal of a Tracadie man who was charged with bringing liquor he purchased in Quebec into New Brunswick five years ago.

In his original ruling, a Provincial Court judge said the legal limit of 12 pints of beer or one bottle of wine or spirits was unconstitutional.

(with files from CBC)