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FitzGerald Backs Medical Marijuana Legalization

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald says he supports the legalization of medical marijuana if the user is under a doctor's supervision, breaking from nearly all Republicans and many Democrats in the state who have been hesitant to endorse it. The announcement follows a series of political missteps, high-level campaign departures, bad poll numbers and lackluster fundraising last month. FitzGerald says denying the drug from those with conditions it could help alleviate shows a lack of compassion. Republican incumbent John Kasich has said he opposes legalization because the medical community remains reticent on the issue.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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