August 2, 2010

Senate Pot Brownies

A controversial decision from the Senate this week, as they decided to double the penalty for making pot brownies, compared to regular marijuana.

Dianne Feinstein's Saving Kids from Dangerous Drugs Act of 2009 was passed unanimously, under the dubious logic that marijuana edibles pose a greater threat to children. The edibles are commonly used by those who seek marijuana for its medicinal purposes, as it is widely believed to help with glaucoma, chronic pain, stress and many other ailments and conditions.

Many are strongly criticizing the bill, including the foredoglake blog who said: "More people are arrested for marijuana possession than any violent crime combined. Blacks and Latinos are unfairly targeted with marijuana arrests; while whites make up a third of marijuana users, relatively few are in prison..." and these laws just add to those disparities.

Senate Pot Brownies

Last night the United States Senate voted to double the penalties for the nation's newest existential threat: brownies made with marijuana! The Senate unanimously passed Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)'s "Saving Kids from Dangerous Drugs Act of 2009″ (S. 258) that targets pot brownies and other marijuana edibles preferred by some medical marijuana patients. The bill next moves to the House; if it passes that chamber, anyone making pot brownies or similar products could be subject to double the fines and jail time for regular marijuana.

Senate Pot Brownies

Posted at August 2, 2010 3:00 PM