Four Lokos and other Alcoholic Energy Drinks to be banned in The State of Washington.
November 10th, 2010
In a follow up to the Four Loko blog post published last month, the anti-Alcoholic energy drink has continued to grow. Now, entire states are banning drinks such as Four Loko, with Utah being the first. Other states, such as California, Michigan, and Montana, have banned or provided limited access to these drinks.
Washington become the newest state to ban these drinks entirely. In the last month, nine college students at Central Washington University were hospitalized for alcohol poisoning after drinking Four Loko. The school then banned the alcoholic drink on campus, even for people who are over the age of 21.
Washington Governor Christine Gregoire then decided to take action against the Alcoholic/Energy “cocktails.”
She has been quoted as saying that she was “concerned about the rapid market growth of pre-mixed alcohol energy drinks and their popularity with young people” in light of the CWU incident.
Gregoire then went to the Liquor Control Board to make a decision on Four Loko and such drinks. Today, the Board decided to rule a ban on the alcoholic energy drinks that will take place on November 18th.
“I am concerned about the rapid market growth of pre-mixed alcohol energy drinks and their popularity with young people,