Group pushes pot legalization agenda outside Indians home opener

Group pushes pot legalization agenda outside Indians home opener

Volunteers with the organization

stood outside the Indians home opener collecting signatures for a petition that could ultimately lead to putting the marijuana legalization issue on the ballot for Ohioans.

Kenneth Day who says he smokes week every once in a while was clear about why he signed the petition.

"To legalize marijuana. So I don't have to worry about police messing around with me when I'm smoking," said Day.

Many critics say marijuana is a gateway drug. Day disagrees.

"No, no way. I've never done any other drug outside of marijuana. I don't even drink," said Day.

Members of Responsible Ohio are doing what they can to collect more than 300,000 signatures so Ohioans will have a chance to vote on whether or not to make marijuana legal.

Katherine Taylor said if it makes it to the ballot, she will vote in favor of making pot legal.

"I don't personally use it for the record. But for medicinal purposes I know that it has been helpful," said Taylor.

There are some who are against Responsible Ohio's efforts. The group "Vow To Say NO 2 Responsible Ohio" out of Cincinnati is gaining support on Facebook with more than 1,000 followers.

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