Proposal in Washington State Would Reimburse Medical Marijuana Patients for Pizza Consumed While Stoned
NEW SECTION. Sec. 414. (1) The department of health shall reimburse a qualifying patient for any pizza consumed by the qualifying patient while he or she was under the influence of medical cannabis. The department shall reimburse the patient no later than five business days after the patient submits a receipt for the pizza. The department may not reimburse the patient for delivery charges, gratuities, or toppings in excess of three. (2) For purposes of this section, "pizza" means a pie with a bread crust topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and various toppings. "Pizza" includes Chicago style deep dish, New York style thin crust, and stuffed crust.
I'd almost say this was a pointed joke to take a dig at the pending legislation to legalize the use of medical marijuana, but Anderson, a Republican from Fall City, Washington, seems to support the bill, according to the Seattle Times:
"Times are pretty serious right now," Anderson said, referencing the federal budget battle, the Japan tsunami and the economy. "At this point, smoking a joint might not be a bad idea."