The embrace of HB 1021 contrasts sharply with the treatment given Senate Bill 710 by Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City. Her bill would have legalized the use of medical marijuana in Oklahoma — an attempted nullification of federal drug law. That bill failed on a 2-5 committee vote.
Senators should give HB 1021 the same treatment, either killing it outright or simply refusing to hear it. Nullification efforts, whether touted by liberals or conservatives, are bad public policy. Worst of all, they waste resources that would be better expended trying to legitimately repeal bad laws — such as Obamacare.