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Old 01-09-2014, 10:12 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Yes a bit of an older story, but apparently Mr. DeWine apparently feels that he should be able to tell Ohioans what they can and cannot consume.

www.wtrf.com/story/23120643/ohio-ag-mike-dewine-regects-marijuana-petition

He rejected the proposal stating that the petition's summary was "not fair and truthful." So much for the party of smaller government, and less intrusion in peoples private lives. It seems my state is always the last to do something. It was the same with trying to get casino gambling here. While I'm not a gambler, I don't oppose those who do, and for years we watched as our residences and potential revenue flocked to ALL of our neighboring states and spend their money there instead of keeping it here in our state. This state has been struggling economically for quite some time. It is boneheaded for the state of Ohio not to consider going the way of Colorado and Washington and generate what could really be a boom here. Just once it would be nice to see Ohio do something innovative, and step outside of the box instead of always pandering to the "Bible Belt" part of the state and being the last to do something.

In doing further research there are 2 other proposals that were approved for going on the ballot to vote for legalizing for medical use. Baby steps I guess, but perhaps Ohio will see the positive results in Colorado and Washington, and that the world didn't end or all out havoc didn't happen in those 2 states, and will rethink its stance. At any rate, the tide is turning and Ohioans who support outright legalization are in the majority, and quite frankly Mike DeWine's stance does not represent the will of Ohioans.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:44 AM
 
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I saw how bad MJ can destroy lives and jobs while in the service. I glad this guy had the courage to stand up and ay no.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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CO will learn that no amount of taxing dope will pay for the inevitable societal damage that MJ will cause.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:52 AM
 
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I saw how bad MJ can destroy lives and jobs while in the service. I glad this guy had the courage to stand up and ay no.

Sure. Now let's talk about all of those service guys who drink themselves into a stupor too! B-b-b-but... alcohol is legal! At any rate, ever hear of moderation? Use does not equal abuse.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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CO will learn that no amount of taxing dope will pay for the inevitable societal damage that MJ will cause.

Still drinking the "Reefer Madness" kool aid I see.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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Sure. Now let's talk about all of those service guys who drink themselves into a stupor too! B-b-b-but... alcohol is legal! At any rate, ever hear of moderation? Use does not equal abuse.
MJ was the gateway drug for tens of thousands of good people on a bad track. I saw it first and and we lost tens of thousands of good people that drank the kool-aid. It was sad to see so many people ruin their lives right after high school. Alcohol - same problem so why add to it?
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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MJ was the gateway drug for tens of thousands of good people on a bad track. I saw it first and and we lost tens of thousands of good people that drank the kool-aid. It was sad to see so many people ruin their lives right after high school. Alcohol - same problem so why add to it?
You're right - we shouldn't add to it. In fact, isn't the more sensible solution to likewise ban alcohol?
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:00 AM
 
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So vote him out come election day. Start a petition to get him removed...do something about it.
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:00 AM
 
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MJ was the gateway drug for tens of thousands of good people on a bad track. I saw it first and and we lost tens of thousands of good people that drank the kool-aid. It was sad to see so many people ruin their lives right after high school. Alcohol - same problem so why add to it?
That is BS. The only way Marijuana will be a gateway is if you require it to be part of an underground culture. If you legalize it people won't have to buy it from drug dealers who push other things.

Once more over the 40 years it has happened the war on drugs has probably ruined a whole lot more lives then legal drugs ever could. This is because it gives dealers and cartels lots of cash to buy guns in the US to start wars in Central and South America. Much of it from Marijuana.
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:19 AM
 
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So vote him out come election day. Start a petition to get him removed...do something about it.

Neither of the two main parties receive my vote.
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