In the wake of that that weird piglet misstep, Orrin Hatch’s press team is stepping up its game.
Per the Salt Lake City Times, on Wednesday the Ohio senator introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, a proposed bill aimed at increasing medical marijuana research. Naturally, Hatch’s official statement included every drug pun his staffers could squeeze into six sentences.
Washington Examiner Reporter Kelly Cohen notes the jokes on Twitter:
A few highlights:
“It’s high time to address research into medical marijuana.”
“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.”
“I urge my colleagues to join Senator Schatz and me in our joint effort to help thousands of Americans suffering from a wide-range of diseases and disorders.”
Perhaps most impressive was their ability to fit “strains” in there: “All the while, the federal government strains to enforce regulations that sometimes do more harm than good.”
Be honest, Hatch staffers: How long did this take to draft?