Two members of Congress ate illegal food Friday and got away with it.
Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) ate their meal Friday at Jezebel's, a Denver restaurant. The reason they aren't under criminal investigation, though? Because they were in Colorado, and while the dishes they ate are against the law to buy, they brought the food themselves.
Their meal of "forbidden and restricted foods," as Polis called it, was to bring attention to federal rules they hope to change that limit how food can be sold.
Here's what they ate:
Hemp cannot be grown or sold in the U.S. except for in Colorado and Washington because it is a controlled substance. The scones cannot get you high.
Beef can only be sold if it came from cows processed through USDA-approved facilities, or if it's sold as a full, half, or quarter cow. It cannot be sold be the individual steak. Massie brought the steak from cows on his farm.