Marijuana Moment reports that California's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) has issued some new rules regarding the combined consumption of cannabis and the cause of, and answer to, all of life's problems—alcohol.
The rules now forbid selling alcoholic beverages and cannabis at the same location; bringing cannabis into a bar and consuming it there; and infusing alcoholic beverages with THC or CBD. Furthermore, alcoholic beverages and edible products may not be infused with CBD that's derived from "industrial hemp," AKA hemp that has less than 0.3 percent THC. A more in-depth memo explains in greater detail what's allowed (virtually nothing) and what's prohibited (virtually everything).
Reasons as to why the ABC is taking these steps to keep those 21 and over from mixing cannabis and alcohol were not clear, but—ahem, let me just turn on my sarcasm filter—THANK GOD THEY DID. Very little is known about what life-threatening effects can arise from mixing a joint and a cocktail, as very few have ever dared to try. Those who did? They probably died. Or killed someone, and then died. Or died, turned into a zombie, then killed several people. And I believe we've all seen the gruesome images on the Dark Web of the results of mixing alcohol with hemp-derived CBD. That's no way to go out, and it's hard to calculate the horrendous casualties that have been avoided thanks to this rule.
And to those of you who would cast aspersions by suggesting that these rules have been written to protect the alcohol industry? For shame. I hope you can sleep at night.