Bill would ban marijuana-infused beer

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Rick Jones has introduced legislation to prohibit marijuana-infused beer in Michigan.

The products are already available in Colorado.

“Bar owners and bartenders have said that this would be a recipe for disaster,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. “They have enough trouble judging intoxication levels now without adding the element of marijuana — especially when you consider that marijuana-infused foods can take an hour to kick in.”

Senate Bill 969 would ban the use, possession or sale of marijuana-infused alcohol in Michigan.

The bill has been referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee for consideration.