I guess we know why Joe Dorman always looks so happy.
Earlier this week, the 2014 Oklahoma Gubernatorial Candidate was named a board member for Oklahomans for Health. The organization is once again gathering petition signatures in an attempt to get a state question on the Oklahoma ballot that would legalize medical marijuana.
Here’s a quick blurb from the AP:
A former Democratic state legislator who ran for governor in 2014 is spearheading an effort to let Oklahomans vote on whether to allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Former state Rep. Joe Dorman is a board member of the group Oklahomans for Health, which filed an initiative petition on Monday to begin gathering signatures to place the proposal on the ballot in November.
The group will have 90 days to gather about 66,000 signatures from registered voters to get the proposal on the ballot. If approved by a majority of voters, doctors in Oklahoma could recommend patients for a medical marijuana license.
About two dozen states allow medical marijuana.
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesman Mark Woodward says the agency opposes the effort.
Wow. Shocking. Who invited Einstein to the party? You’re telling me the same organization that wastes millions upon millions of dollars each year enforcing cruel, out-dated, discriminatory marijuana laws that disproportionately affect minorities and lower-income Oklahomans because the Bible tells them so, is also against the legalization of medical marijuana? That’s just hard to believe. In other news, the sun rises in the east, sets in the west, and Joe Dorman loves to eat watermelon.
Anyway, this is pretty cool news. I know Joe Dorman, like Joe Dorman, and have survived a night bar hopping in Chickasha with Joe Dorman. He’s a cool dude, and this will lend some credibility to the movement. That being said, I had no clue Joe Dorman was this cool. I guess we should have known. He is a freakin’ Parrothead. Granted, so is Mary Fallin, but Joe’s the type of Parrothead who likes Jimmy Buffet. Mary Fallin is the Parrothead with the big noggin that just repeats what her handlers tell her. Regardless, the next time Joe invites me to go the Beaver Cow Chip Throwing Festival, I’ll be sure to take him up on the offer.