Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Florida mulls Salvia ban

Excellent post from Dosenation:
The nation's sunniest state has been mulling the criminalization of Salvia Divinorum, because, you know, "Won't somebody please think of the children?"

"As soon as we make one drug illegal, kids start looking around for other drugs they can buy legally. This is just the next one," said Florida state Rep. Mary Brandenburg, who has introduced a bill to make possession of salvia a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

As the prison industry continues its dizzying rise toward it's inevitable conclusion - where what's good for the prisons is good for America - it's nice to see that Florida's lawmakers are marching in lock-step toward the day when That Which Is Not Prohibited Is Mandatory. Sigh.

Read the article here

1 comment:

Bob W said...

Just what this country needs more laws to put people in jail with. We have the highest per capita jailed population in the world. Louisiana has everybody beat. Think about it, Elected Officials that want to put people in jail. Next thing for the 21st century will be public offerings for prison shares. Don't be surprised.