Issue 1 on the November 6 statewide ballot would amend the state constitution to lessen criminal penalties for drug possession. Proponents say that the changes would lower the prison population and increase addiction treatment options.
Opponents caution about amending the constitution, saying that the change would tie the hands of judges, especially those managing specialty drug courts.
Today on All Sides, the pros and cons of Issue 1.
- Jessie Balmert, state government reporter, Cincinnati Enquirer
- Maureen O’Connor, chief justice, Ohio Supreme Court
- Gary Daniels, chief lobbyist, ACLU Ohio