COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich said Thursday he doesn’t think Ohio’s new medical marijuana program will help mitigate the state’s opioid crisis, though recent studies indicate otherwise.
Kasich was asked at a news conference announcing new opioid prescription limits what role medical marijuana might play in addressing the growing number of opiate overdose deaths in Ohio. Kasich said telling kids not to do drugs but that marijuana is OK sends a mixed message.
“I know it’s not recreational marijuana, not recreational use, but I don’t see a role for it in this at all,” Kasich said.