This is, you know, really deep and stuff:
The federal government currently puts hemp in the same category of illegal drug as heroin, LSD and ecstasy — but the Senate’s top Republican wants to change that.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R – Ky., joined forces Thursday with a pair of West Coast Democrats — Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley — to cosponsor a bill that would allow American farmers to grow hemp without fear of punishment. Also on board is libertarian Rand Paul, McConnell’s fellow Republican Bluegrass State senator.
Seriously, this is going to be worth it just to watch the potheads go apocalyptic when the Democrats quash this bill. You see, it really doesn’t matter whether or not industrial-grade hemp makes for a poor spliff (or whatever the term is, these days*); the Democrats simply cannot look weak when it comes to the War on Some Drugs. Particularly Joe ‘War on Glow Sticks’ Biden, who apparently still thinks that he’s going to be elected President in 2016.
Sorry to harsh your mellow there, guys.
— Sen. McConnell Press (@McConnellPress) February 15, 2013
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 15, 2013
*Not that I would know anything about pot culture and terminology in the 1990s, of course.