Endorsement of Issue #18

PRESS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The so called "war on pot" has proven to be an abject failure. Zero tolerance policies and mandatory minimum sentences have needlessly filled our prisons with non violent cannabis offenders over the past decades, all for possessing a plant.

Cannabis prohibition disproportionately impacts lower income, and communities of color with overpolicing and discriminatory enforcement. Cannabis has proven to have many medicinal benefits. This fact has been recognized by the Ohio legislature itself recently, when they legalized medical marijuana in Ohio.

With these facts understood, The Ohio Green Party along with The Hamilton County Ohio Green Party, endorse Sensible Norwood and their ballot Issue #18 which decriminalizes possession of Marijuana for the citizens of Norwood. The time has come for common-sense drug law reform in our cities, state and our nation.