Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Speaks on Marijuana Legalization

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Less than one month before Election Day, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is traveling the state to talk about issue three.

On Wednesday, he made a stop at the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department to talk about the negative effects that legalizing marijuana would have on the state.

He said in many forms, marijuana can be edible, and looks like brownies or gummy bears, which could cause confusion to kids.

DeWine said the legalization has had negative effects in Colorado, where the number of young kids trying marijuana went up, while the age went down.

“And I think that’s because when you pass a law and put it into the constitution and say recreational use of marijuana is fine if you’re 21, the message that sends to someone who is 16, or 15 is well, it’s really okay,” he said.

He added even though marijuana may become legal, there will still be a black market for it.

Ohio voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 3 to decide the outcome of the issue. 

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