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October 24th, 2009
10:59 PM ET

Could Ohio Become Next State to Legalize Medical Marijuana?

An Ohio lawmaker hopes his state becomes the next one to legalize medical marijuana.
Here's what he told Fredricka Whitfield.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Don - Northwood,Ohio

    I sure as Hell hope so, The quality of "Medicine" is good to fair at best because it is Imported, It Cut Opiates more than half for me, If they legalize for Medical I should be able to go completely without opiates. Problem is, My Dr found Cannabis in my system and now refuses to prescribe ANYTHING to me until I test negative "NEXT MONTH", Ohio NEEDS action as soon as possible, People are getting DUMPED ON just because they choose a safer medicine that does NOT destroy their Liver.

    October 25, 2009 at 9:33 am |
  2. Robert Lee

    Dear Don, I am right with ya brother !! 🙂 I say cannabis all the way, I just wished all the Senators would do their job(s) and help everyone in Ohio and neighboring states with a diifernent way to medicate that actually works instead of watching us get sicker and ripped off by doctors ,pharm. companys.,insurance....ect!!!! I choose life and thats what Im going to do for the rest of my life 🙂

    October 25, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  3. Steve Phillips WI.

    Marijuana is BY FAR the least dangerouse of all recreational drugs Including alcohol! The list medical benefits is long. The reason why the Gov. will not legalize and tax Pot is the war on drugs has become a GOLD MINE for the D.E.A. and our "For Profit Prison system". By making Pot legal the price would drop by approx 650%, Although this huge drop in price would stop the 1000s of murders every day and Give our farmers a profitable crop, Legalizing pot would also Clean up the environment by replacing the MILLIONS of GALLONS of OIL needed to make many of the plastic products the sit in land fills for 1000s of yrs with Biodegradable hemp products . This would reduce our dependence on foreign oil that funds the terrorists we are fighting around the world.
    The tax $ made from Pot could pay for health care for every man women and child in the USA lifting this burden from small Businesses and all employers would create countless jobs boosting our ailing economy. It is a WIN WIN for everyone BUT the DEA.,,drug lords and the prisons. If drugs are legal the DEA will no longer find rooms stacked to the ceiling with Untraceable cash and drugs!

    October 25, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  4. Steve Phillips WI.

    The only negative to legalizing pot is for the DEA, Legalizing would drop the price by 650% and the Truck loads of untraceable cash would not have to be smuggled out of the US. There for the DEA would not be the 1st to find these warehouses filled with cash. The DEA makes SO much $$$ from keeping the prices high they have no insentive to do the right thing! They get to keep all the fancy new cars ,boats air planes, Homes, Jewelry ,Art, You Name it and The DEA Takes it from the drug dealers and Keeps it or sells it off with all profits going rite to the DEA! There is some thing wrong with this system! WEED IS HARMLESS until you drive the price up 650% so people are willing to kill for a share of the market.

    October 25, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  5. dennis linville

    Why does everyone keep throwing the word medical in there as if they were the red cross saving lives?Just tell the truth! After all these years of not being able to figure out a way to tax it,the government finally figured out a way so you are throwing our youth to the wolves.
    If you people want to abandon the youth and give in to the drug dealers, just be honest about it ! i never will.My grandchildren mean to much to me. Hopefully knowing I never gave up on them will be enough to keep them from falling prey to what you people seem to be inviting. i can only hope people can look into the eyes of their children and come to their sences before it is to late.

    October 25, 2009 at 9:59 pm |