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Mary Fallin does not support medical marijuana…

6:26 AM EDT on August 18, 2014

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After my post last Tuesday about the next steps in our open records lawsuit against Governor Mary Fallin, I mentioned this on Facebook:

We promise. This is the final Mary Fallin related post for the week.

Well, unless she says or does something stupid before Friday. Since that's a near certainty, I guess disregard my earlier statement and expect a post about Mary Fallin later this week.

Thanks to our Governor, I nearly had to break my promise. Always down for a good challenge, she announced the following day that she's for the legalization of medicinal marijuana while not being for the legalization of medical marijuana.

Via NewsOK.com:

Gov. Mary Fallin is supporting legalization of a nonintoxicating component of marijuana on a limited, trial basis for use in treating young people with rare conditions that cause seizures and strokes.

The ingredient is cannabidiol oil (CBD), and an interim legislative study is planned.

Wait a second. That's not stupid. That's great! I hope the study leads to new moderns laws that give Oklahomans the freedom and power to treat deadly, life altering seizures without being considered criminals.

I wonder what Mary thinks about the people who suffer from other medical conditions? You know, things ranging from pain, insomnia, muscle tension, anxiety, nausea or loss of appetite to potentially fatal diseases like cancer or AIDs? What type of medical marijuana will they be able to get?

"I do not support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana,” Fallin said Wednesday. “Nor do I support a broadly defined ‘medicinal’ marijuana use that makes it easy for healthy adults and teenagers to find and buy drugs.

Oh yeah, I forgot. Those other people are just "faking" it. They simply want to smoke marijuana to get high and have no legitimate medical use for the plant, which as we all know, is the worst possible thing in the world to ever do. Unlike alcohol and prescription painkillers, marijuana is a dangerous gateway drug that leads to crime, violence and poorly edited blog posts. It has no legitimate "medical" use. Drugs are bad. Reefer madness. Nancy Reagan.

Yeah, you probably don't want to know how much pot I had to smoke to get couch lock and not write about this topic last week. I felt like somebody on Weight Watchers standing in front a row of Hideaway pizzas. It was so tempting. Mary Fallin was being her regular old self – acting stupid, coming off as a hypocrite, standing on a double standard platform – but thanks to some herbal magic, I was able to channel inner willpower, keep my word and not write about it. I'd be an awful politician.

On the topic of medical marijuana, the petition drive to get real medicinal marijuana legalization on the ballot failed to meet the required amount of signatures. This shouldn't be too surprising. Even though the issue has strong majority support in the state, the group organizing the petition didn't seem to have a clue. They started the petition drive way too early, and therefore missed the chance to gather thousands of signatures during the Oklahoma State Fair and college football games. Just like our Governor's stance on the issue, that's stupid.

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