FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky House has given final
approval to a bill to ban a device that vaporizes liquor and allows
people to inhale the intoxicating fumes.
Violators would be guilty of a misdemeanor.
The bill would ban the sale, purchase or use of the devices,
which create a quick high without the burn of hard liquor.
The measure includes an exemption for hospitals or universities
along with pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies that use the
devices for research. It also exempts manufacturers or distributors
selling the device for research.
The bill won final House passage on a 90-1 vote Tuesday and now
goes to Gov. Steve Beshear.
The legislation is House Bill 202.
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