A guest editorial on policy decisions for the US Senate to address.
A major issue confronting the Republican right in the USA, is a matter of prohibition policy. Candidate Jackson Lahmeyer currently serves as an evangelical pastor in Tulsa, OK. His pastoral care informs his understanding of how something can be both beneficial and pose some risk to the individual. He advocates the virtue of responsibility for one's own consumption.
But the matters pressing public policy and the decisions a US Senator needs to be cognizant of, include how federalism (overlapping jurisdictions by multiple governments), is to function when the state governments overwhelmingly dispute the federal government's underlying perceptions.
To that end, he undertook an effort to discuss the pragmatic public policy impacts of our current & rapidly-changing dichotomy between the federal government's policy and laws; contrasting with the realities in more than 40 states who have substantively changed how they regulate cannabis within their state.
For this reason, we are publishing Lahmeyer's position paper for the readers' consideration.
By Jackson Lahmeyer
Since the passage of state question 788, Oklahoma has experienced the boom of a billion dollar industry creating around 45,000 jobs in our state. At this point, 47 States now have some form of medical cannabis program.