Michigan Senate Votes To Outlaw Marijuana-Infused Spirits

May 17, 2018

Marijuana-infused beer, wine, and spirits would be outlawed under a bill adopted by the state Senate.

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," said Sen. Jones. “It’s a recipe for disaster. We don’t need it in Michigan. If you want it, go to Colorado or Canada. We don’t need it here.” 

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.