Republican candidates for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House disagreed Monday on medical marijuana legalization.
Findlay businessman Kevin Rettig, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Robert Cole Sprague in the March 15 primary, said he supports medical marijuana. Rettig spoke during a candidate forum Monday night at the University of Findlay, broadcast by UFTV, WFIN and WLFC.
“We should look at that and look at it seriously,” Rettig said of medical marijuana use.
The legalization of marijuana for recreational use should be left up to voters, Rettig said.
Rettig said voters may not be interested in recreational legalization after a statewide legalization effort called Responsible Ohio was defeated in November. The proposal, a state constitutional amendment, would have created a monopoly for marijuana sales, opponents have said.
Sprague said he’s “wholeheartedly against” legalization because he’s seen the effects of drug addiction. Sprague also called the pot proposal that was defeated in November “offensive” because of the changes it would have made to the Ohio Constitution.
“We have more pressing matters,” Sprague said.
Any medical form of marijuana should go…