MARIHUANA-INFUSED ALCOHOL PROHIBITION                                          H.B. 4668 (S-1):

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                      REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 4668 (Substitute S-1 as reported)

Sponsor:  Representative Klint Kesto

House Committee:  Regulatory Reform

Senate Committee:  Regulatory Reform

 


CONTENT

 

The bill would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to prohibit the use, possession, and sale of marihuana-infused beer, wine, mixed wine drink, mixed spirit drink, or spirits.

 

Specifically, except as provided below, a person could not use or offer for use, possess, sell, or offer for sale marihuana-infused beer, wine, mixed wine drink, mixed spirit drink, or spirits. A person who violated this provision would be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment and/or a fine as specified in Section 909 of the Code (described below).

 

This prohibition would not apply to a hospital that operates primarily for the purpose of conducting scientific research, or to any of the following conducting bona fide research:

 

--    A State institution.

--    A private college or university.

--    A pharmaceutical company or biotechnology company.

 

"Marihuana-infused beer, wine, mixed wine drink, mixed spirit drink, or spirits" would mean beer, wine, mixed wine drink, mixed spirit drink, or spirits that contain any amount of marihuana.

 

MCL 436.221 et al.                                                  Legislative Analyst:  Stephen Jackson

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would have no fiscal impact on the State and could have a negative fiscal impact on local government. Any increase in misdemeanor arrests and convictions could increase resource demands on law enforcement, court systems, community supervision, and jails. Any associated increase in fine revenue would increase funding to public libraries.

 

Date Completed:  9-26-18                                                   Fiscal Analyst:  Abbey Frazier

 

 

 

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.