Kearney jumps aboard marijuana legalization train

Cincinnati's influence on the push to legalize marijuana in Ohio this year grew Tuesday when former state Sen. Eric Kearney announced that he will serve as a senior advisor to the ResponsibleOhio campaign.

"The issue of marijuana legalization is one all Ohioans should take seriously," Kearney said in a statement. "As a former legislator, I know that our state government is not ready to act on this important issue. Ohioans are being unjustly punished for using marijuana, while patients do not have access to medical marijuana for treatment. It's time we reform this failed prohibition, and I'm proud to be part of the effort to do so."

Lydia Bolander, spokeswoman for the legalization campaign, said Tuesday that Kearney is now a paid member of the campaign. She declined to specify his salary.

"He has a unique professional background that is something that will be incredibly useful to us, not just...

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