Washington Bill to Prohibit Marijuana Combined With Alcohol Passed by Legislature, Sent to Governor

Legislation to explicitly ban the production, distribution or sharing of any product that combines marijuana with alcohol has been passed by Washington State’s full legislature.

House Bill 1772 specifies that “it is unlawful under liquor statutes and the Uniform Controlled Substances Act to manufacture, import, offer, or sell a consumable product that contains cannabis or any form of tetrahydrocannabinol in combination with beer, wine, spirits, or any other type of liquor in the same product.” The proposal was filed by State Representative Kevin Waters along with a dozen cosponsors.

HB 1772 was passed by the House of Representatives in May in an overwhelming 94 to 3 vote. The Senate passed the measure on April 12 unanimously, 48 to 0.

Following signatures from the Speaker of the House (April 14) and President of the Senate (April 18), the measure was sent to Governor Jay Inslee on April 19.

It’s expected that Governor Inslee will sign the measure into law, although it may not matter as it was passed with well more than the 2/3rds support required to override an executive veto.

The full text of House Bill 1772 can be found by clicking here. It will take effect 90 days after adjournment of the legislative session.

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