But also, thanks for the comment. There are some great thoughts up there and I think there are a lot of interesting elements to talk about going forward.
That line is probably an editorializing reach - and I should probably have expanded on the history behind similar bills in Columbus and their fates (perhaps as an upcoming 'history of marijuana legislation in Ohio' post, or something...).
I'll stand by that one, though, and add that I used that paragraph to pivot to organizations and people on the ground working to enact change. Hagan is certainly in a position to keep the conversation robust, but the dichotomy between his work and groups like NORML in Ohio shows where the more significant - and likely more meaningful - support lies.
I'm not sure where the accusations of anti-legalization bias are coming from... This is a pretty straightforward, albeit brief, update on some of the developments surrounding the push to legalize it in Ohio.
For the record, I'm all for legalization. And between Hagan's bills and the petition for a state amendment, there's plenty to report and discuss.
Robert -- Here's an update: Following several continuances, Oradini appeared in court May 13, 2010 (three months after the DUI). He pleaded no contest and was found guilty to the tune of $750 + court costs. His license was suspended for a year, which ended Feb. 13, 2011.
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