Senate Bill Threatens Double Time for Hash Brownies

Politicians not so sweet on edible dope
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 2, 2010 2:08 AM CDT
It's getting easier to smoke it, but not eat it.   (?mrsdewinter)
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(Newser) – The nation might appear to be easing up on smoking dope, but that's not the case when it comes to eating pot—at least in the form of sweet munchies like hash brownies. The Senate plans to "harsh your buzz" bigtime, as Gawker puts it, by introducing a bill doubling jail time and fines for drugs "marketed or packaged to appear similar to a candy product."

The measure is aimed at candy-flavored meth, clearly an evil, Gawker notes, but will no doubt affect various pot forms, including brownies and the cannabis lollipops some medical pot dispensaries are fond of. But don't go all crazy, notes writer Max Read, who assures readers: "Still safe: Weed banana bread."

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