Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s pun-filled news release on medical marijuana

Pot puns are always a hit (see what we did there?). We just don’t always expect them from an 83-year-old Mormon who is a Republican senator.

But Sen. Orrin Hatch, from Utah, this week provided the laughs we all needed with a double-entendre-laden news release announcing the introduction of a bill that would boost research into medical marijuana.

“It’s high time to address research into medical marijuana,” Hatch said in the release.

Get it? High?

One wacky-weed joke might seem restrained enough, but the creativity of the news-release author apparently knew no bounds.

More Hatch quotes: “To be blunt, we need to remove the administrative barriers preventing legitimate research into medical marijuana, which is why I’ve decided to roll out the MEDS Act.”

Someone apparently is having fun with a standard-issue bill announcement. The concluding quote from Hatch repeats the “high” reference, but no matter.

“I have high hopes that this bipartisan initiative can be a kumbaya moment for both parties.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said in a news release: ‘It’s high time to address research into medical marijuana.’ We say: Get it? (Katherine Frey | Washington Post)
http://www.cannabiscarepa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_hatch.jpgSen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said in a news release: ‘It’s high time to address research into medical marijuana.’ We say: Get it? (Katherine Frey | Washington Post)

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