US Marijuana Party

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

`Going after a concept' leaves a nasty taste

Eric Zorn
Chicago Tribune, United States

If we all agree that it's OK for the government to ban certain flavors, then I want bleu cheese on the hit list.

How many dinner parties and banquets have I been to where the salad was ruined by the fetid taste of crumbly nuggets of moldy curd? Dozens, I tell you.

But we don't all agree. And I'd rather prod unhappily at scores more contaminated salads than cede to the state the right to outlaw flavors, even conceptually noxious ones such as marijuana.

As the accompanying article says, several suburban municipalities and the Chicago City Council have recently banned the sale of candy that tastes like marijuana, even though it contains no psychoactive ingredients. Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan's office is exploring legal action against the manufacturers.



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