WARREN, Mich., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 3,500-member Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA), which has as its members convenience store, gas station, and party store operators, is advocating a "no sale" policy for synthetic marijuana products, while supporting state legislation efforts to strengthen laws banning the products.
This week, State House members, through the House Judicial Committee, are expected to vote on the tougher laws against the products, broadly known as the brands K2 and Spice. Several counties and communities across the state have already enacted emergency ordinances to ban sale of K2 products.
"This is a deadly and dangerous family of products, which do not belong for sale anywhere, much less on store shelves," said MFBA President and CEO Jennifer Kluge. "We certainly do not want to see these products at any of our member merchant locations."
"It's all about community responsibility in the cities and towns where our members do business," said MFBA Chairman Ed Deeb. "It's all about doing the right thing by protecting those from doing great harm to themselves, and to others around them."
Based in Warren, Mich., the Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA) is a trade organization that represents more than 3,500 members who employ over 60,000 persons throughout the State of Michigan. Members include independent grocers, convenience store operators, local food chains, restaurants, food establishments, taverns, gas station operators, manufacturers, processors, wholesalers and brokers.
SOURCE Michigan Food and Beverage Association