…just when you think it’s dead, it sniffs brains and then pops out of the grave.
Ok, so that’s a little dramatic. Although some heralded the recent delay of the Federal Ban as its death, they appear to have been wrong, as we predicted here at Herbalaxation.
Rand Paul, the Senator who blocked the bill originally (he wasn’t the only one, but a principal) is receiving pressure from other senators. Of course this was always going to happen…the question is, will Paul succumb to it?
While Paul may not succumb to this pressure, the other possibility is that the bill may be modified to address his concerns, and then Paul may relent.
Paul’s main concern, as we understand it, is that the bill’s penalties are far too stiff. Twenty years for an offense involving synthetic cannabinoids does indeed seem too stiff. This is a penalty more appropriately reserved for rapists and murderers and child molesters. The proposed penalty just makes you wonder how many senators are receiving campaign donations from the companies that run prisons. Well, let’s not digress .
We hope not, since, as everyone knows, the Federal Ban will have a chilling effect on very valuable research, such as one study that recently came out showing that synthetic cannabinoids can have a positive effect on many diseases.
However, we are aware that a ban on these chemicals will provide many political points in a testy election year. So it is our opinion that the Fed ban is inevitable.
The Fed Ban isn’t the only game in town, however.
Most states have bans on the books. In fact there are so many now that only 18 states remain. Even states like California are considering restrictive bans. Once the remaining 18 pass their bans, that is probably it for herbal incense.
California? Really? Yes indeed.
We’re not surprised that a ban will soon be proposed in California — we’ve been monitoring news stories online about herbal incense etc., and have noticed a steep increase in negative press regarding these products of late. In fact, this is actually a pattern that occurs as each state writes legislation or puts legislation forward for consideration. Makes you wonder about the press and how much of a government tool they are…but I’m getting paranoid.
But then again, products like Devil’s Lettuce, the only all-natural product we know of, will survive. There are a few other products too, but we’ll have to wait for the final version of the ban and whatnot before we know which ones they will be.
Good luck and we suggest you get it while you can.
A word about stocking up – Go for it, but remember, even if you bought it before the ban, that does not mean it will be legal afterward.