COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio School Boards Association, Buckeye Association of School Administrators and Ohio Association of School Business Officials announced their opposition to legalizing marijuana Monday, according to a press release.
The public education groups said they share the concern of Ohio’s children’s hospitals that approving State Issue 3 would threaten the health and safety of young people and have a negative impact on student achievement.
“As a proposed constitutional amendment, Issue 3 poses a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ choice to Ohioans,” said OSBA Executive Director Richard Lewis. “This sends the wrong message to young people and poses an actual danger, as has been reported in other states that have legalized marijuana.”
The Green Party also expressed a desire to see the issue voted down.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced earlier in August that a marijuana amendment would appear on the November ballot.