Local pot proponent speaks out against protection rollbacks (WKEF/WRGT)
OHIO (WKEF/WRGT) – A research survey just released found that 61 percent of Americans want to see marijuana legalized, up from 57 percent in 2016.
Party affiliation played a role with 70 percent of Democrats saying yes, but just 43 percent of Republicans favoring legalization.
The report comes one day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved to roll back an Obama-era protection about states approving recreational pot.
A local women is now expressing concern about that achievement.
Kay Kuebler has been waiting to see if medical marijuana in Ohio can help with her multiple sclerosis symptoms.
She talked with FOX 45’s Kelly May from her home in St. Mary’s in Mercer county.
“It’s not only disheartening, I think it’s stupid,” said Kuebler.
She is soft spoken, but not about her support for medical marijuana, working with the Ohio Right’s Group.
“I was part of getting it passed,” Kuebler said.
Kuebler told FOX 45 she has tried opioids and chemotherapy to manager he pain, but she couldn’t take the side effects.
She’s hoping medical marijuana could ease the pain she feels every day.
“It would help alleviate the pain, the muscle spasms, oh god,” Kuebler said. “It won’t cure MS, but they don’t have anything that does.”
Mary Jane Borden is with the Ohio Rights Group, who has come out in strong opposition to Sessions’ reversal of the rule that keeps the federal government out of states’ business when it comes to legal pot.
“We know now that cannabis can be used to alleviate the symptoms of many, many, many, medical conditions, MS being among them,” Borden said.
“I think he has his head in