The liquor authority may issue a drug store permit to sell liquor and/or wine for off-premises consumption pursuant to this section.
Application must be made upon a form to be provided by the liquor authority and shall be filed with the appropriate board. Section fifty-four shall control so far as applicable the procedure in connection with such application.
Such permit shall authorize the permittee to sell liquor or wine in the original sealed package only upon a written prescription of a regularly licensed physician in a quantity not exceeding one pint of liquor and one quart of wine; such prescription shall state the date thereof; the name of the person for whom prescribed and shall be preserved by the vendor and pasted in a book kept for the purpose and be but once filled. Such package shall not be opened after sale nor its contents consumed on the premises where sold.
No such permittee shall have, keep or offer for sale, or sell in the premises designated in the permit any liquor which is not of the strength, quality and purity prescribed in the latest United States Pharmacopoeia.
Such permit shall be issued for a calendar year and the fee therefor shall be at the rate of fifty-one dollars per year for each place where such traffic is carried on except that where application shall be filed after July first in any year the fee to be paid shall be the sum of twenty-six dollars for the balance of such year.