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.”