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Legalizing Marijuana in Ohio

Understanding the groups who oppose it

In November, Ohio may vote on legalizing marijuana, and a group of children's hospitals, police and Republican politicos are lining up to oppose it.

Called Protect Ohio Workers and Families, the list of opponents announced Tuesday includes:

  • Ohio Children’s Hospital Association
  • Law enforcement groups such as the Buckeye Sheriffs Association, the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police
  • Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association
  • Veterans groups such as Ohio Veterans First.

"With the legalization of medical marijuana (which took effect in 2018), our hospitals have already seen an increase in unintentional ingestions, poisonings and other incidents that are threatening children’s lives," said Nick Lashutka, president and CEO of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association. "Expanding access to marijuana across Ohio in this reckless manner will only exacerbate the problem."

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Cincinnati Enquirer.

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