Ohioans on both sides of the issue are bracing for the legalization of medical marijuana.
Drug prevention experts are voicing their concerns about the downside of legalizing the drug.
Prevention First held it’s annual Coalition Academy to teach people about the latest trends in drug use.
The hottest topics this year– Juuling, e-products and medical marijuana.
“I think we need to do a lot of research with THC,” said John Burke, formerly of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department Drug Task Force. Burke has spent decades fighting drug epidemics.
With the legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio, he anticipates the same collateral damage as what has happened in Colorado.
“There have been youth and children exposures, pet exposures and DUI deaths due to marijuana,” said Burke.