IRONTON, OH –
Ohio lawmakers announced this week the formation of a task force to address the issue of medical marijuana in the Buckeye State.
Ohio voters shot down the ballot measure that would have legalized recreational and medical marijuana in November, but an October Quinnipiac poll shows 90 percent of Ohioans support marijuana for medical use.
“Nobody’s cooking it, nobody’s mixing it, it just grows like grass, or trees or anything else. It’s a lot better than taking pills in my opinion,” said Charles Ratcliff, an Ohio resident who said he uses marijuana to cope with his medical disorder. “I have PTSD and I don’t care who knows it, I smoke it.”
“I think medical marijuana for control for extreme pain is absolutely, it’s a no-brainer,” said C.W. Cornett, who resides across the border in Ohio.
Many Ohioans believe users just need to be responsible.