Yost said he last used marijuana in 1978 but cautioned reporters not to hold him to that exact year. “When I said 1978, that was my best recollection.”
Gov. John Kasich, who is running for the GOP nomination for president, has admitted in previous interviews that he has used marijuana.
Faber, R-Celina, said he never tried it. “My dad was law enforcement. I never wanted to disappoint him.”
State lawmakers have been weighing how to address medical marijuana since Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot initiative in November that sought to legalize pot for medical and recreational use. The measure, Issue 3, would have established 10 sites with exclusive authority to grow marijuana, and with profits going to the issue’s deep-pocketed investors.
While the initiative tanked, polls surrounding the ballot issue suggested Ohioans support medical marijuana.
There are several efforts underway to put the issue before Ohio voters again this November.