Georgia legislators have been busy. With an economy tanking and foreclosures rising, politicians in Georgia have taken action to ban candy that is favored to taste like pot like Kronic Kandy and Pot Suckers. The effort is led by a real stoner, Rep. Doug Stoner to be specific. (Sure, I posted this primarily for the pun, but there is a slim legal issue discovered below)
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed the bill this week, banning such sales of “marijuana flavored products” to minors. Any last trips to buy Pot Suckers will have to occur before July 1st.
Georgia’s Stoner says” “I don’t think that folks are aware this is going on. It’s mainly, from what I can tell, particularly targeted to minority communities.” Well, Stoner sure found out about it.
The question is whether this even satisfies a rational basis test to restrict these manufacturers. There is no high from this candy and no data showing that such candy turns people into . . . well . . . stoners.
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