Politician Info
F Mike DeWine (R - OH)

Holds office Governor

Position on Marijuana Legalization

Governor DeWine has long maintained a public position “against the legalization of recreational marijuana.” That position has not changed despite the recent enactment of legalization in nearby states. Most recently, he reaffirmed, “It would really be a mistake for Ohio, by legislation, to say that marijuana for adults is just okay.” (Link)


"Given the problems caused by other substances, such as driving under the influence, “I think it’s ridiculous to add an additional problem,” DeWine said." 7/6/22

Governor DeWine is “against the legalization of recreational marijuana,” and falsely claims that its legalization in other jurisdictions has led to increased use among young people. (9/19/18) (Link)

He opposed a proposed 2018 statewide ballot initiative that sought to prevent many low-level drug use and possession offenders from being sent to state prisons. (Link)

As state Attorney General, he declined to comment on whether he believed it is appropriate for the federal Justice Department to prosecute those who use medical marijuana and are compliant with their state laws. (1/4/18) (Link)

Republican Mike DeWine, currently the state’s attorney general, took a different stance on ending prohibition, which he claimed has been an “absolute disaster” in Colorado.

“I’m against it,” he said. “I will veto it.” Link


Contact Mike DeWine

Email: info@mikedewine.com

Web: https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/

Phone: 614-644-4357


Riffe Center, 30th Floor 77 South High Street

Columbus, OH 43215-6117

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