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Boozy ice cream, outlawed nuts and other weird things in state budget

Ohio’s new 2-year state budget is filled with some odd items that you may be surprised to find hidden among the $133 billion spending plan.

From pizza delivery robots to booze in ice cream, here’s a look at some of the oddities that are now state law:

Boozy ice cream

What’s better than ice cream? Answer: Ice cream with alcohol in it. The new state budget will allow liquor permit holders to make and sell ice cream that is up to 6 percent alcohol by volume.

RELATED: Boozy ice cream was part of House budget proposal

Do you have to tip the pizza delivery robot?

Imagine a world where little cooler-size robots bring you things — including pizza.

These robots are all over Europe and some American cities such as Washington, D.C. also allow them.

Now Ohio has OK’d the use of “personal delivery devices.”

The device cannot weigh more than 90 pounds or go faster than 10 miles per hour.

RELATED: Watch the robots in action

Free alcohol samples at casinos

If you like to gamble and drink alcohol you may have hit the jackpot.

The Ohio House budget included an item that would allow free samples of liquor, wine and beer at Ohio’s casinos. It made it through to the budget signed by Gov. John Kasich.

Betel nuts no longer allowed in schools

Betel nut is chewed by millions across the globe, particularly in Asia and eastern Africa. In March, public health and police officials became concerned when several high school students were found dazed and disoriented after chewing it and they found it was easy to buy the nut at international markets around Columbus, according to news reports. The new state budget would ban the use or possession of betel nut on K-12 school grounds statewide.

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