Anne Saker, firstname.lastname@example.org
State Rep. Wes Retherford acknowledges that he is not the likeliest person to propose legalizing a form of cannabis. But after reconnecting with a Marine Corps buddy with a sick child, the second-term Hamilton Republican experienced a change of heart.
“I’m still not for full-blown medical marijuana. I’m not for recreational marijuana. I don’t want kids getting stoned or anything like that,” Retherford said Wednesday. “But I see the cannabis oil has been shown to have some medicinal effect when other drugs haven’t done their jobs. It’s something worth having a conversation about.”