Marijuana advocates say Legislature getting ahead of itself with pot in beer ban
A new state law in Michigan makes the sale of marijuana-infused alcoholic drinks illegal.
This passage of the law comes before voters weigh in on Proposal 1 next month. That’s the ballot initiative that will decide whether or not to make recreational marijuana use legal in Michigan.
Josh Hovey is the spokesperson for Yes on 1. He said the no marijuana in drinks law is a way for legislators to subtly voice their opinions against the proposal.
“They are getting ahead of themselves, but I think they are doing it to intentionally to tell their voters they don’t like this,” said Hovey.
Representative Klint Kesto (R-Commerce Township) said he sponsored the bill to protect public safety by prohibiting a product that has two mind-altering substances in one.
Voters will decide the fate of Proposal 1 on November 6.