Orrin Hatch Just Released the Dankest Press Release of All Time

U.S. Senator Orin Hatch has some talented writers on staff and he gets major kudos for putting up with their antics. As CNN reports, the Republican lawmaker’s latest press release on a new medical marijuana research bill contained not one, but eight marijuana puns. And the references were no accident.

"Sen. Hatch has a great sense of humor," said his spokesman Matt Whitlock. "While this is a serious bill dealing with serious issues, particularly in Utah, he felt that the best way to ensure it received the attention required for a thorough and robust debate was with a bit of good-natured humor, similar to that of his social media platforms."

He’s got that right. Here’s an excerpt of the wildly entertaining release (puns in bold):

It’s high time to address research into medical marijuana. Our country has experimented with a variety of state solutions without properly delving into the weeds on the effectiveness, safety, dosing, administration, and quality of medical marijuana. All the while, the federal government strains to enforce regulations that sometimes do more harm than good. 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. In a Washington at war with itself, I have high hopes that this bipartisan initiative can be a kumbaya moment for both parties.