- Jerry Bennett
Sen. Jim Inhofe, being 100 percent on-brand as the out-of-touch legacy politician that only the Republican Party can breed (seemingly with family members), rolled out his “newest” pet project: securing billions of tax dollars to fight … eye roll please … illegal weed.
Medical cannabis is legal in this and 36 other states. Recreational use of cannabis is legal in 18 states and Washington, D.C. Another 13 states have decriminalized it. Hell, it’s even legal in Guam.
But nevermind that. Senator Jimmy is here to save y’all from another of his fictitious enemies, this time to the tune of $4 million.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, who used to be notorious for its scary stories of the devil’s lettuce, has been pretty quiet since medical legalization. The bureau made a full-time career of arch-nerd Mark Woodward, who has proudly proclaimed to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of grade school children that he has never touched the stuff. That curriculum hasn’t aged well.
Calls for stronger enforcement of illegal cannabis grows by the industry went unanswered for years, but now that there’s money for the taking, they’re suddenly at the ready and up for the task of cutting down wacky tobacky once more. Curious.
I guess it’s not pork legislation if you’re using it to fatten up the pigs.