Governor Signs Bill To Ban Caffeinated Beer in California


On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a bill (SB 39) that will prohibit beginning Jan. 1 companies from producing or selling beer that contains caffeine in California. The bill, by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Los Angeles), is in response to several health-related incidents that occurred after consumption of such beverages. California is the seventh state to ban beer that contains caffeine.

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