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Michigan Senate votes to outlaw marijuana-infused spirits

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Medical Marijuana

The state Senate voted today to outlaw the sale of THC-laced beer, wine, and spirits in the event recreational marijuana becomes legal in Michigan. Legalizing marijuana will be on the November ballot, unless the Legislature adopts the question by early June.

State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, says he expects voters will approve the question. But Jones wants to keep out marijuana-infused alcohol products that are appearing in other places. 

“It’s a recipe for disaster," said Jones. "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 

Rick Pluta is Senior Capitol Correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987.
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