Ga. Legislators Target Pot-Flavored Candy
Of all the silly things.
A bill that would ban the sale of marijuana-flavored candy to children in Georgia won approval from a legislative committee this morning, advancing the proposal toward a vote in the House of Representatives.
House Bill 280 calls for a $1,000 fine for those caught selling the sweets, also called “chronic candy” or “pot suckers.” The candy comes in the form of lollipops, gumdrops and other sweets.
Read the comments. One is from a prohibition true believer and former prosecutor and drug agent who thinks the bill is a great idea. The other is from NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre, who writes:
This inane legislation is another shining example of the vapidity of the war on some drugs, notably cannabis.
Because of the foolishness and ineffectiveness of 70 years of cannabis prohibition in America, Georgia and federal legislators can’t effectively stop children from accessing untaxed and unregulated cannabis (in the same way that state governments do with taxed cash cow drugs like alcohol and tobacco products), but will effectively ban novelty candies, which, ironically, exist only because of prohibition.
With over 400,000 Americans dying annually because they choose to consume tobacco products, one logically wonders if the legislators have considered banning candy cigarettes and bubble gum cigars?
Ah yes, another ‘victory’ in America’s longest, most expensive and abjectly failed war, a civil war—the war against tens of millions of American adults who consume cannabis.
|< Libby: Day Six, No Verdict | Jose Padilla Ruled Competent to Stand Trial >|