Washington state bans alcoholic energy drinks

first_imgOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state is banning alcoholic energy drinks.The state Liquor Control Board adopted that rule Wednesday morning. It takes effect Nov. 18.The ban comes after nine Central Washington University students were hospitalized after a party last month. Authorities say they drank the caffeinated malt liquor beverage Four Loko.Gov. Chris Gregoire asked the board to consider the ban. And Attorney General Rob McKenna has asked the Food and Drug Administration to consider whether such drinks are safe.last_img

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