Medina County father argues Issue 1 offers life-saving second chances

Updated: Oct. 22, 2018 at 6:44 PM EDT
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SEVILLE, OH (WOIO) - As Election Day draws closer one issue you might not be as familiar with is Issue 1.

Issue 1 would dramatically change how drug possession is dealt with in the state—in terms of whether it’s a felony or a misdemeanor, in terms of jail time and in terms of rehabilitation programs.

On the other side, opponents worry that loosening drug laws sends the wrong message in a state where 13 people die a day from overdoses.

There’s also concern about the way the constitutional amendment is written, which could have untended consequences and put a bigger strain on courts.

Cleveland 19′s Alyson Bruner talked with one dad who wants you to hear his story before you cast your vote on Nov. 6.

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