The drug war is working so well we should consider expansion. Forget the salvia debate. Think broader. Why should we limit prohibitionist zealotry to actual drugs? If only we could expand the WOD to ban products named after street drugs.
From the AG’s website
Court prohibits the selling of a drink marketed as street drug alternative in Texas
DALLAS – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has resolved the state’s enforcement action against the sellers of the energy drink, “Cocaine.” Under the judgment, the product cannot be sold in the state of Texas and all Internet marketing must disclose that the product is not available in Texas. Because Redux Beverages L.L.C. failed to appear in court, the judge entered a judgment and permanent injunction with civil penalties of $825,000.
A “street drug alternative”, really? Cocaine is not a fungible good. Dealers/users aren’t turning to energy drinks when they run out of blow. And they don’t have to. While “Cocaine” the energy drink has been banned, the real version remains readily available across Texas.
Also, shouldn’t the AG want users to abandon the real thing for New Coke? The WOD would be a farce if not for the abundant tragedy.