The Islamic Republic of Georgia, USA
The similarities between fundamentalists of all stripes is astounding. Most fundamentalists live in the sad South. It is one part of the US that I most particularly suggesting passing up when possible. Now take this new law from the state of Georgia. If anything the fundies love laws --- lots of laws and regulations and rules and controls.
Well some elected twit, Sen. Vincet Fort, has discovered a vicious menance. He found a lolly that is supposed to taste like marijuana. The key here is that this is about "taste" and taste only. This is not an illicit drug. This is supposedly only a taste. Whether it is or not I don't know. And I have to admit I wouldn't know what marijuana tastes like. I will trust the Senator knows.
But this twit wants the taste made illegal. In a hysterical fit he calls this "dope candy" that is a "gateway product to other drugs." What has this man been smoking?
Buying into the prohibitionist fear mongering this "official" whines: "Our message is to children to be clear and unambiguous, using drugs and alcohol is not okay for people." Alcohol too! Is he a total puritan? Now I don't know anyone who wants children to use alcohol or pot. But alcohol isn't illegal for adults so I have to wonder why he's throwing this in. Though it is rhetoric that plays well on the Hallelujah Circuit.