If there’s one thing hard-core hippies like more than hitting a hookah full of homegrown hashish, it’s hating on the money-mongering materialism of western society.
That may be a bit stereotypical, but it illustrates to a tee what is really wrong with the current ballot proposal regarding the legalization of marijuana in Ohio.
It is also the reason the real hippies — an amalgam of individuals who continue to exist within the fabric of American culture — find the proposed Issue 3 amendment as skunky as those who just don’t want weed legalized in the state.
Issue 3, as it will appear on the Tuesday ballot, would legalize marijuana for recreational use and make some half-hearted provisions for medical uses.
While the issue of whether or not to legalize cannabis and its active chemical ingredient THC is a valid question to ask voters to weigh in on, the proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution would not only legalize marijuana use, but would make permanent a whole set of laws on who can and cannot produce it.
- Written by REUBEN MEES