To the editor: Seventy-three percent of Ohioans support medical marijuana. This November, they may well have a chance to make it a reality in Ohio.
Although, in the past eight years Ohio legislators have had many opportunities to legalize and regulate medical marijuana, they have instead opted to ignore the people.
While states that have resorted to voter initiatives have had some issues with regard to medical marijuana, they are for the most part, a result of the failure of their respective legislators to abandon ignorance, and properly regulate medical marijuana.
There isn’t much in the way of debate. The doom and gloom predicted by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, down to local police and health departments – including rampant drug use by school children to the eventual breakdown of the fabric society – has failed to materialize.
Lawmakers in Ohio would be well advised to engage in a serious consideration of just how Ohio will regulate medical marijuana, or the people will do it for them.