The Latest from a forum for journalists organized by The Associated Press (all times local):
Ohio’s Republican lieutenant governor says she’s not thought a lot about whether Ohio should legalize medical marijuana through legislative action or by ballot initiative.
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor told reporters Thursday at a forum sponsored by The Associated Press that she has no problem letting Ohioans vote on the issue. But as a former legislator, she said she doesn’t want to take away the ability of the General Assembly to have its say.
Taylor said Ohio must gather input on the issue from medical professionals.
Ohio voters resoundingly defeated a marijuana proposal last fall that would have legalized marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use. While that effort was unsuccessful, polls indicate support for medical marijuana.
Asked whether she’s used marijuana, Taylor said yes, but it was a long time ago.
The chairmen of Ohio’s Republican and Democratic parties are discussing their parties’ moves to endorse or stay neutral in the state’s March 15 presidential primary.
Ohio’s GOP has formally…