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133 days ago.
by asknot
Kunectdots
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Legalize Marijuana in Ohio?

In light of some recent and not so recent events, do you believe that marijuana SHOULD become a legal substance in the state of Ohio? I'm posting this under "National Politics" because I believe your answer transcends Ohio's borders.

 
 

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Kunectdots

ask - I should have added the addendum that discovery ability will be possible as long as he doesn't have the conviction expunged (which, I believe, is possible to do in Ohio after one year from the conviction date of a first offense).

"A conviction for a misdemeanor or felony stays on your record forever. It does NOT automatically drop off after a certain amount of years. It does NOT drop off your record like a speeding ticket or other minor traffic offense. In order to deal with your misdemeanor or felony, you must actively do something about it."

SOURCE; h ttp://erasecriminalrecord.c om/felonymisdemeanorhowlongonrecord.html

Posted 178 days ago.

Kunectdots

AND, ask - If your friend's son's hearing was held in any "court of record" in Ohio, his 'crime' is discoverable by a potential future employer.

I know that we're all told that they're not supposed to ask you about any crimes other than felony convictions. You can go right on believing they don't have access to more than that, if you'd like.

Posted 178 days ago.

Kunectdots

They are not to be found in any "Civil" code. But are included in the Ohio Revised Code (law of the land for Ohio) along with all other criminal misconduct applications.

So, in answer to your question. YES!

Posted 178 days ago.

stickhauler

So, you consider a traffic ticket as a criminal charge? Jaywalking is a criminal offense? Letting the meter run out and getting a parking ticket?

Posted 178 days ago.

Kunectdots

stickhauler - I've got to disagree with your comment of, "It's certainly decriminalized compared to penalties prior to that date."

You STILL pay a penalty for it, in Ohio, no matter how small the quantity if caught. "Misdemeanor amount", still pay a fine and possible jail time.

There are two forms of law in existence in the US, criminal and civil. Which are you associated with if you are caught with pot? I know of no "decriminalized" penalties ever inflicted.

Posted 178 days ago.

luvthesouth

R1KRA8...good late afternoon to you. i hope you are well.

Posted 179 days ago.

Caspiansynn

It might be just me but I understand decriminalized, or decriminalizing something is, "To eliminate criminal penalties for or remove legal restrictions against it". A fine is a criminal penalty so it isn't decriminalized in Ohio.

Posted 179 days ago.

luvthesouth

good morning moderation...sorry to have not responded til now. i hope you enjoy your day.

Posted 179 days ago.

stickhauler

It's certainly decriminalized compared to penalties prior to that date. Decriminalizing something is not the same as legalizing it, and you know it. Using one term for another entirely different thing is simply trying to muddy the debate.

Posted 179 days ago.

BobDahler

Good night.

Posted 180 days ago.

BobDahler

Or doesn't... Depending on how you interpret the situation.

Posted 180 days ago.

BobDahler

Well, actually, it does.

Posted 180 days ago.

BobDahler

It's how one deals with them that counts.

Posted 180 days ago.

BobDahler

"They" will never go away.

Posted 180 days ago.

BobDahler

If you say so.

Posted 180 days ago.

BobDahler

Kunectdots: Think about the POSSIBILITY that he is not TELLING THE TRUTH about his association with the local EMS or LEO organizations.

Posted 180 days ago.

BobDahler

asknot

Posted 180 days ago.

BobDahler

Because YOU keep referring to "her".

Posted 180 days ago.

Kunectdots

ask & Bob - If I WERE a law enforcement officer, I'd be doing my utmost to find out WHO trash-mouth brutus is.

If you consider the hate, racism and intolerance he/she posts on these threads, and someone develops the idea that local authorities may feel the same, I believe the case COULD BE made that the posts may be endangering the lives of public servants.

Posted 180 days ago.

BobDahler

I can't help but notice how buckeyebrutus's recent invasion into this static enclave of pontificators has changed the entire tone of this forum. Bully for you all.

Now, it seems, you all have a common thread of consensus, and are all singing in harmony for once. I just wonder... How long will it last?

Posted 180 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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