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Michigan Senate Votes To Outlaw Marijuana-Infused Spirits

May 18, 2018

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Marijuana-infused beer, wine, and spirits would be outlawed under a bill adopted by the State Senate.  The Senate vote took place with an eye toward the November ballot.


It’s looking increasingly likely voters will decide whether recreational marijuana will be legal in Michigan as the time for the Legislature to act grows short.  

State Senator Rick Jones he expects the question will be on the ballot, and it will be approved.  

“When the November ballot passes, Jennie, bar the door, it’s going to be the wild, wild west.”

Michigan’s medical marijuana law already forbids dispensaries from selling alcohol.  The state Liquor Control Commission must also approve the sale of new alcohol products in the state.  

The bill now heads to the state House.

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