Got hemp? (Wait, dont answer that.)
Well, can you have a license tag with that word on it?
in Oklahoma, you cant! State officials denied a request by Tom Walker
to have the words FRE HEMP (yup, thats the spelling) on his
personalized tag, according to KFOR.com.
Its not about getting high, Walker told KFOR.com. Its about saving the environment.
to know. Why was the tag denied? State officials said the word hemp
also reefers er, refers to marijuana and may be offensive to the
general public. (They didnt mention anything about the munchies.)
Russ Belville, the outreach coordinator for the National Organization
for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), opined Dec. 22 on the Opposing
Viewpoints website that our state previously sentenced a medical
marijuana patient named Will Foster to 93 years in the hoosegow.
certainly hope Oklahomans dont discover the Oklahoma Sooners Nike
Hemp Polo Shirt or the Oklahoma State Cowboys Mens Hemp Necklace,
Belville wrote, providing links to said wares just in time for
last-minute Christmas shopping. And who knows what Oklahomans will do
when they discover they were part of (the) nefarious plot to cultivate
the plant for our efforts in World War II.
claims hes a political activist and not a pothead, planned to appeal
the states decision. And he wasnt the only one upset. The state
reportedly shot down defense attorney Chad Moodys similar request for
his groovy Volkswagen van.
Anything that questions the
government does not get to be placed on a license tag, Moody told
KFOR.com. If theyre going to let certain people have certain political
viewpoints expressed on their license tag and not let other political
viewpoints be expressed, then thats discriminatory by way of the 14th
In 2008, the Oklahoma Gazette published
the Oklahoma Tax Commissions list of license plates unacceptable for
issue. For some reason, DRUGDLR did not make the cut.