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Majority of Ohioans support legalizing marijuana

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 2/25/2014

A survey conducted by Quinnipiac University Polling Institute on February 12-17 shows 51 percent of registered Ohio voters support allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

Only 44 percent of those polled were opposed. When asked if adults should be able to legally use marijuana for medical purposes, 87 percent responded that they should, with only 11 percent opposed.

Representative Bob Hagan (D-Youngstown), has introduced two marijuana-related bills that are currently under consideration.

HB 153 would allow seriously ill patients to use and grow small amounts of marijuana with a recommendation from their doctors, and HJR 6 would let voters decide whether to make marijuana legal for adults and establish a taxed and regulated system to control cultivation and sales similar to alcohol.

Both received hearings in 2013, but have not been given a date for a second hearing.

Medical marijuana is currently legal in neighboring Michigan and is being considered in the Kentucky Legislature as well.

   
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