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Shocker! Ohio officials not high on legalizing marijuana

Shocker! Ohio officials not high on legalizing marijuana

614now Staff

There’s been some back-and-forth on whether or not a proposal to legalize marijuana will be on Ohio’s ballot this November. The for-profit group ResponsibleOhio has been pushing for it, and even released a plan outlining how 10 businesses could operate under it. But there’s one group that VERY much does not want marijuana on the ballot – Ohio officials. During today’s forum, which featured several sate officials, they all condemned the idea of Ohio legalizing marijuana. (deb)

Some notable lines from the group:

  • “I don’t know I’ve ever seen a worse idea than this.” – Secretary of State Jon Husted
  • “This is a stupid idea.” – Attorney General Mike DeWine
  • “outrageous we are creating business monopolies by ballot issues…What’s next, 12 monopolies for whorehouses in the 12 largest counties?” – Auditor Dave Yost

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