Friday, May 18, 2018

Michigan Senate votes to ban weed-infused beer and wine

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 1:59 PM

A weed plant. - JACOB LEWKOW
  • Jacob Lewkow
  • A weed plant.

The Michigan Senate has voted unanimously to ban weed-infused beer, wine, and alcoholic drinks.

If the State House approves the law, use of any part of the weed plant in alcoholic drinks will be prohibited. Of course, that leads to the question, "How will those who want to get high and drunk at the same time ever manage to do so now?"

Marijuana advocates say the legislation is a solution in search of a problem, but weed-infused beer is a thing elsewhere. Blue Moon is developing a non-alcoholic weed beer that it will sell in Colorado. In Ontario, Canada, a firm recently received a $300,000 government grant to fund development of marijuana-brewed beer, and California wine makers are experimenting with marijuana-infused wine, the Detroit News reports.

But Republican Sen. Rick Jones, who introduced the bill and apparently doesn't care that much about the free market, says stoners can go elsewhere if they need to get high and drunk.

“I’m so happy that instead of becoming stoners in Michigan, they’ll go to Canada or they’ll go to California,” Jones said at a Senate hearing. “Thank goodness.”

So many restaurants, so little time. Find out the latest Detroit dining news with our weekly food newsletter delivered every Friday morning.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Most Popular

Read the Digital Print Issue

Sept. 15, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation