Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Ohio Joins the Doobie Brothers


Ohio voters overwhelmingly chose to legalize recreational marijuana yesterday. In today's 50/50 fractured political hellscape, a 57-43 drubbing is as close to a landslide as you're likely to get in a statewide election.

That puts Indiana in a nearly unique position of having every bordering state have some form of legal weed (recreational in IL, MI, and now OH, and medicinal in KY) while outlawing it entirely ourselves. Only Texas is in a similar situation.

Of course, as long as it's illegal on the federal level and I work with firearms for a living, I can't spark up myself. Although at this point five of the ten most populous states have legal recreational weed and two more have medicinal marijuana, so who knows when we'll reach a tipping point federally?