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Ohioans will decide on a law on recreational marijuana this week

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    -20% Somewhat Liberal

  • Reliability

    55% ReliableFair

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    -20% Somewhat Liberal

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

63% : Haren said just as people don't bootleg booze or download pirated music anymore, the illicit market will dry up with this legalization and regulation.
53% : "And in fact, there's actually data to suggest that workers between the ages of 40 and 62 actually are more productive because they have other alternatives to manage chronic pain and they don't need to turn to prescription drugs or opiates.
50% : Opponents have said kids can use marijuana as a gateway to harder drugs, but Haren said studies show regulation doesn't increase youth usage.
47% : There are Ohioans buying marijuana in other states legally or in state illegally now.
46% : But the opposition includes Ohio's largest businesses, law enforcement and children's health experts.
42% : Haren said parts of the law are modeled after the state's medical marijuana program, including provisions to ban sales or marketing to children, but opponents said it'll be difficult for regulators to ensure that along with everything else.
41% : "But Haren countered by citing studies from other states and one from Canada last year showing no difference in workplace injury rates before and after marijuana legalization.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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