Are Edible Panties Food? D.C. Lawmakers Must Inquire
If you buy food, you'll have to pay five cents for a plastic bag.
It's a noble goal enabled by the lawmakers in Washington, DC (local, not federal): tax that which would be wasted, and watch the waste wither. The elected officials even had this very thought, with the same alliteration and everything.
Ah, but were it that simple, t'would not be a law in the first place. The Wall Street Journal spotlights some D.C. businesses, such as a bookstore which stopped selling mints because they were unsure if bagging them would require the consumer to cough up a nickel.
But the REAL conundrum, which I hope the city debates to no end: are edible panties food?
Pleasure Place, an adult toy store, so far isn't charging for bags—even though it has a license to sell food, including edible body frosting. "I'm not sure if it applies to me," says Cecilia Colglazier, the owner.
There are two schools of thought. One is that, technically, anything is edible, even if it doesn't say so on the box. The other is that edible sexual novelties are, for the most part, not all that delicious. I am told this by other people who are not me.
The way around this, of course, is answered by a question posed by many a clothing store cashier: "wear or wrap?"