Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ohio supreme court judge calls for legalisation of marijuana | Society | The Guardian

Ohio supreme court judge calls for legalisation of marijuana | Society | The Guardian

An Ohio supreme court justice who is considering a run for governor has said it is time for the state to decriminalise marijuana.

William O’Neill, the lone Democrat holding an Ohio statewide office, said making marijuana legal was working in Colorado and doing it in Ohio would bring hundreds of millions of dollars in sales taxes.

O’Neill announced earlier this year that he was considering stepping down and making a run for governor, but he does not plan on making a decision until the end of the year.

In a speech mixed with his analysis of last year’s presidential election and thoughts about problems facing the state, O’Neill said he not only wants to legalise marijuana but also release all non-violent marijuana offenders from prison.

  

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