Them boys from Oklahoma
(Mike Allen)

After this past week, one has to wonder if Gov. Kevin Stitt’s veto pen has any ink left in it. One after another, bills overwhelmingly passed by the Oklahoma Legislature were shot down, including a bill containing medical marijuana program reforms.

“The language in the bill makes substantial policy changes to the medical marijuana program that were not fully scrutinized through normal legislative procedures before the bill was received by my office in the middle of the night Saturday,” Stitt wrote in his veto message. “While there is much room for improvement in the way our state’s program operates, this bill does not address those items in a way I can support.”

That reason for the veto sounded a little vague to me, but and there’s probably more to it than is publicly known. Maybe home delivery of half ounces was too chronic for the governor, or maybe the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority ultimately had some concerns.

“I’ve gotten mixed messages on whether or not OMMA really wanted it,” the leader of the State Senate said after the end of session.

If public sentiment that is anything to go by, some refinement to the existing laws seems like a welcome and natural progression in our state. Perhaps there will be a bit more, ahem, passage for the subject next session.

Past comics about how things used to be

Pour yourself an age and wisdom on the rocks
All the government Oklahoma could ever want
Open sesame: Kevin Stitt and the 40 mayors
Parents agree: The Easter bunny is an essential worker
Bad news for Cheetos: Our behaviors are changing
Quarantine quandary: Are your pets sick of you yet?
Quarantine: A rear window into our worried minds
From wipes to swipes, social (distance) life impacted
Birds of a feather draw together
Where the whiskey drowns and the Bern chases …
Blow up the Thunder? Chris Paul extinguished the fuse
Imagine that: New Oklahoma brand confuses some
Be careful searching, algorithm overlords are watching
Oklahoma’s recent liquor bicker confusing, even sober
Highway to the construction zone
All ears: OU basketball gets it right as Top Daug returns
Stitt, tribal leaders pack their poker faces for court