Many of our readers know about the considerable controversy surrounding ResponsibleOhio’s efforts to pass a marijuana legalization bill in Ohio (Issue 3). As if all that wasn’t enough, RO is inviting even more controversy with their new marijuana mascot, “Buddie.”
RO says Buddie’s purpose is to get college students excited about Issue 3 as part of his “21 and up club.” Critics say Buddie is peddling weed to kids at worse and creating unneeded controversy at best. While I agree Buddie is an unnecessary distraction, the notion that he is directed at kids is ludicrous on a couple of levels. First of all, anyone under 18 can’t vote, making them totally irrelevant when it comes to passing Issue 3. Second, the language of the measure expressly forbids possession and sales to those under 21 years of age.
In the end however, the last thing Issue 3 needs is... Continue HERE