I feel rather indifferent on whether or not pot should be legalized not that I am against it at all. I think it does have good properties for medicinal use and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pleasurable for people that partake without being overly dramatic like say Ã¢â‚¬Â¦. Bath salts lol...
I am glad that Ohio laws for possession are pretty relaxed compared to other places where one gram will get you stay in jail. I think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pretty fair as fines go and some officers handle it on site rather than in court.
But I think that if we were to make it legal for medicinal purposes it would still be treated like alcohol in the sense that you wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be driving and smoking at the same time or under the influence. If you were to be caught driving while smoking I think you would face more time and money because if they legalized it with stipulations itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a money maker for public safety. So if you think about it most of the time when you are busted currently itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a small fine for personal amounts. If a stipulation is added and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s regulated like alcohol then I think you would stand more of a chance at additional charges like OMVI and reckless. If they do medical then would the fines go up for not having a medical card. Is this all itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cracked up to be?
I would also like Ohio to revisit their larger fines and prison time for Marijuana trafficking. Right now itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a monetary machine. I think that ten, twenty, forty years is too much time for the crime I will stand by that. The system in place for that is like
Got a public defender 40 years.
Got an attorney 20 years.
Got a good attorney and a lot of cash from your dealings you want to turn over 10 years.
And thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s really just basic trafficking of pot. They would add more if there were other circumstances obviously.