Legislation to ban cannabis-infused alcoholic drinks was approved Wednesday by the state house with a 101-4 vote and it’s expected to gain the signature of Michigan governor Rick Snyder which will put the legislation into law.
House Bill No. 4668 will ban the possession of all alcoholic drinks containing cannabis, even if only for personal use. An exception will be made for research institutions, according to High Times.
“A person shall not use or offer for use, possess, sell, or offer for sale marihuana-infused beer, wine, mixed wine drink, mixed spirit drink, or spirits. A person that violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor,” the statute reads.
One of the reasons given for the ban is that cannabis-infused alcoholic beverages could possibly worsen the effects of drinking and driving.
Opponents to the bill are saying that the measure is unnecessary as it’s a solution to a problem that doesn’t