With the legalization of marijuana being a hot topic these days, it doesn’t surprise me to see more public figures come out in support of making it legal. The latest figure to do so is NBA legend and Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as he and a group called ResponsibleOhio have come out in favor of legalizing marijuana in the state of Ohio.
A group that wants to legalize marijuana use in Ohio says its investors include NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson.
The group called ResponsibleOhio released a list of some of its backers on Friday.
The group says Robertson, nicknamed “The Big O,” signed on because he supports medical marijuana use. Robertson played at the University of Cincinnati before going on to a stellar NBA career with the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks.
The list also includes fashion designer Nanette Lepore and NFL defense end Frostee Rucker, who played for the Arizona Cardinals last season and previously had stints in Cleveland and Cincinnati.
ResponsibleOhio hopes to put its ballot measure before voters this fall. It’s one of two legalization campaigns in Ohio despite opposition from all five statewide officeholders.
I think we will see a growing trend of notable celebrities that will continue to back the growing movement of legalizing weed. While Robertson is supporting the use of medicinal marijuana, there is plenty of people that think the use of recreational marijuana should become legal as well. It will be interesting to see who decides to speak up as things continue to move forward.