Caffeine

Chicago Alderman Proposes Energy Drink Ban

You will drink what the government tells you to drink!

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Buzzkill.

In a Thursday City Council meeting, Chicago's most powerful Alderman, Ed Burke (14th) proposed an ordinance that would nix "highly caffeinated" energy drinks for everyone in Chicago, according to the Tribune.

In Burke's crosshairs are popular drinks like Monster Energy Drink, Full Throttle and 5-Hour Energy, reports NBC Chicago.

Unlike his fellow Ald. George Cardenas' (12th) Nov. proposal to ban the sale of the controversial beverages to anyone under 21, Burke's ordinance introduced Thursday would bring drink sales and distribution in Chicago to a screeching halt — and would be a blanket ban for everyone, not just minors.