Marijuana Legalization Backers Say They Will Be Back Next Year
The head of Ohio's failed campaign to legalize medical and recreational marijuana use is regrouping for 2016 and will be gathering input from residents on how best to proceed. ResponsibleOhio director Ian James says the campaign made two major mistakes - limiting marijuana production to 10 exclusive private growing sites and using the playful Buddie mascot, which critics said was inappropriately aimed at children. James said most Ohioans still support legalizing medical marijuana and six in 10 support recreational legalization. He says the next plan will incorporate a free market, tax marijuana establishments like other business and allow hemp farming.