Monday, 28 March 2011

Whatever Will They Ban Next?

Low on my list, very low on my list, of things I thought would soon be targeted by the bansturbators was Swainsona Formosa, commonly known as Sturt's Desert Pea.
But it seems I was wrong.

Unbeknownst to me, Sturt's humble Pea is a nasty little weed, just as dangerous as that other nasty weed, and contains tiny amounts of dimethyltryptamine. The Australian government have even dragged their 'experts' out of their usual hiding places to pronounce it "as dangerous as marijuana". The government of course always listens to it's own advice so the Pea will now be put on the banned list. Individuals and even nurseries caught selling this native plant will face the same penalties as those who traffic large quantities of cannabis; life in prison.

One problem. How the fuck do these morons intend to implement this ?
Sturt's Pea grows wild in an area almost half the size of mainland Europe!

Other plants also soon to find themselves on the banned list include ornamental cacti, wisteria and several species of wattle - one of those species of wattle is pictured below, on the Australian coat of arms.



banned said...

Heroin is illegal in Britain so you might think that the heroin poppy would be too.
Obviously not because they were brought home by former colonialists to adorn herbacious borders and shrubberies throughout middle England and have now escaped into municpal gardens and even wasteland. Anyone with the right equipment and enough time time could harvest and process them.

Groompy Tom said...

Careful now, banned. There's a some jobsworth somewhere just itching to outlaw something. Don't encourage them.

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