Cincy State president: Yes to legal marijuana in Ohio

Owens also said that if marijuana is legalized, “It is critical that we expunge the records of those who have non-violent criminal records related to marijuana.”

Dr. O’Dell Owens, president of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and the former coroner for Hamilton County, endorsed on Monday the proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana in Ohio.

In a statement issued by the legalization campaign ResponsibleOhio, Owens said that as a physician, he believes patients should be able to assess the medical value of marijuana in consultation with their doctors.

“It is imperative that we allow patients to work directly with their doctors to use the treatments that work best for them, including medical marijuana if recommended,” Owens’ statement said. “As the president of a community college, I have seen marijuana convictions for personal use prevent students from receiving financial aid, putting college even further out...

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