Publix is one of the main grocery chains around here. They are known for being more expensive and crappy customer service. I stopped shopping there last year when 4 clerks ignored me. Maybe spend more money on making your damn stores better?
Why the hell would a grocery chain based in FL do something this incredibly stupid? Answer: I have NO idea why. Some speculate it is because it would crimp their alcohol and tobacco sales. Others think it is related to their pharmacies losing business.
Either way, I can't ever support those who advocate for continued suffering and incarceration for their diseases.