As Ohio Republicans spar over November’s initiated ballot to legalize adult-use cannabis, U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce (R) confirmed his support for the Nov. 7 ballot measure, known as Issue 2.

Joyce, who co-chairs the Congressional Cannabis Caucus said on Monday that his days as both a prosecutor and public defender made him recognize “early on that there are better uses of law enforcement resources than pursuing low-level possession convictions” and seek sensible reforms in Congress.

“Modeled after the alcohol industry, which accounts for the unique needs, rights and laws of each state, this proposal establishes a regulatory regime based on the specific desires of individual communities,” Joyce said in a statement released Monday, reported “The measure lets communities determine for themselves the best approach to cannabis within their own borders by keeping it out of communities …

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