Friday, March 18, 2011

When Oregano is Outlawed . . . .

Virginia Middle School Students Suspended for Oregano Possession: "Seventh-grader Adam Grass and three other students at Hickory Middle School in Chesapeake, Va., were suspended last week after being caught with what teachers initially thought was a bag of marijuana but turned out to be a stash of oregano, The Virginian-Pilot reports.

Unfortunately for the disciplined boys, now facing expulsion, there isn't much of a difference between Italian herbs and Mary Jane, at least in the state's eyes. According to school board member Christie Craig, Virginia has a zero-tolerance policy against 'imitation controlled substances.'"

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

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