The unthinkable may become thinkable very soon as there are plans to end margarine-prohibition:
A southwest Missouri lawmaker wants to end a state ban on yellow margarine that hasn’t been enforced in years.
Rep. Sara Lampe said Tuesday she plans to file legislation repealing the state’s ban on yellow-tinted imitation butter and the other restrictions imposed on the sale, possession or shipment of substitute sandwich spread that is a different hue.
Most of Missouri’s butter restrictions date to 1895 and they were last amended in 1939. Although the state no longer enforces its restrictions on imitation butter, the penalties for dealers in contraband dairy product still apply: up to a month in jail and a $100 fine for first-time butter offenders and six months in jail and a $500 fine for repeat offenders.
No comment from the Butter lobby on this impending piece of legislation.