So we’ve been getting flack from some people who think that perhaps we dreamed up the sneaky passage of HR 1254 on the back of an FDA bill.
Just in case you’re not too crazy about clicking on another link, I have quoted the New York Daily News for you:
The U.S. Senate passed a ban on the sale of potentially deadly synthetic pot after the rogue lawmaker who held it up for months was outfoxed by New York’s Chuck Schumer.
Kentucky Republican Rand Paul, a libertarian, used a filibuster to stymie a federal crackdown on the drug known as “potpourri or “herbal incense” — the subject of a Daily News investigation into its dangers.
Fearing that more young people could be harmed while Paul dug in his heels, Schumer made an end-run around Paul and tacked the ban onto a larger Food and Drug Administration bill.
Not enough? Why not go ahead and email the author of the editorialized story? Here’s a link. Now you can check it for yourself. According to the New York Daily News,
The big bill passed 96-1 on Thursday — and even Paul didn’t vote against it.
That’s not surprising. He didn’t know what he was voting for.
Did I say heavily editorialized? Why, yes, I did. The reason why — branding Senator Rand Paul as a “rogue lawmaker”? Visions of men in tights dance in my head. Paul’s objections to this bill are completely valid – the penalties are ridiculously harsh and not only that, everyone knows this legislation will indeed impede scientific research. Considering that some synthetic cannabinoids have lately been discovered to be beneficial to Multiple Schlerosis patients, halting the disease’s progress, this move seems ill-considered.
Meanwhile, our customers continue to enjoy cheap herbal incense prices on all products that may not be compliant with the Federal Ban. Remember, though, even if you buy the product before the ban is signed, that sales receipt won’t make the goods legal if you still have them after the ban, so therefore, we do not recommend keeping any product made illegal under the Fed ban after its effective date. Just shed your tears and move on.
Some manufacturers and large distributors have been saying that being under the auspices of the FDA may be in the industry’s favor, but I’m not really sure about that. One reason we’re not sure is because some manufacturers being pursued by Homeland Security have been told that that agency’s aim is to “bring the whole industry down”.