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|Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) has been an implacable foe of the marijuana community. Let’s extend the hand of friendship and give this man the honor he deserves.|
Coburn: The consumption of marijuana via human oral cavity by two persons gathered together.
The marijuana culture is adopting a new term, and for U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D., of Oklahoma, is an honor richly deserved. You see, Coburn seems obsessed with marijuana, to the point that he has, several times, attempted to get state medical marijuana laws declared illegal under federal law.
In 2007, when the Senate approved a bill to reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Coburn added a provision that would apply FDA regulations and fines to those who sell medical marijuana.
That didn’t work, but Sen. Coburn tried again in 2009, when he attempted to add a similar amendment to S. 982, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Frustrated by the Obama Administration’s pledge to not interfere with state medical marijuana laws, Coburn attempted to slip in legislation designed to undermine those programs.
|Let’s help Aaron Houston of Students for Sensible Drug Policy “honor” Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.|
That amendment, too, was killed in committee, thanks to the efforts of lobbyist Aaron Houston back when he was with Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), with help from Americans for Safe Access (ASA). But you know Coburn’s gonna try it again, as soon as he gets half a chance.
“In honor of his dedication to this issue, activists have named the ‘consumption of marijuana through the oral cavity’ (the exact language of one of his amendments) by two people a ‘coburn,’ ” reports Houston, now with Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
It’s a great idea, and one of which Toke of the Town is 100 percent supportive.
After that, let’s celebrate. Wanna coburn a joint at my place?