Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill, long the bench's liberal voice and a current candidate for the governor's seat in 2018, has staked a vocal claim in favor of full-on marijuana legalization in the state.

The Associated Press covered the justice's recent speech, wherein O'Neill confronted the most recent presidential election and the various national trends surrounding marijuana.

With more Americans supporting legalization, the thinking goes, the opportunity for state tax revenue is immense.

“The time has come for new thinking,” O'Neill said. “We regulate and tax alcohol and tobacco and imprison people for smoking grass.” He also wants to release "all non-violent marijuana offenders" from prison.

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Eric Sandy ~ Clevescene.com ~

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