Does it help or hurt a community to have marijuana grown and sold in it?

The evidence is clear that making marijuana more available – whether for “medicinal” or recreational purposes – is a bad idea. That’s what the letter Citizens for Community Values and First Freedom Ohio President Aaron Baer said to the Mason City Council.

On Monday night, the Mason Council was considering two ordinances – one to establish a 180-day moratorium on the creation of marijuana cultivation sites, processing sites, or dispensaries in Mason, and another to begin the process of enacting zoning laws to permanently prevent these establishments.

Here’s WCPO Cincinnati’s story on the council meeting


Along with CCV & FFO President Aaron Baer, Sara Moore from Teen Challenge Cincinnati gave an incredibly powerful personal testimony on the devastating impacts of drugs like marijuana.

Warren County Commissioner Tom Grossman also testified to the Council on how the Federal Drug Administration has not approved the marijuana plant (that could be grown in Mason) for any medicinal uses – and how FDA experts still consider marijuana a dangerous drug.

While both ordinances passed, not every council member was clear on whether they will ultimately vote to oppose marijuana coming to Mason.

These council members made their support clear for protecting families and blocking marijuana from coming to Mason:

  • Councilman Don Prince
  • Councilwoman Kathy Grossman
  • Councilwoman Char Pelfrey

Thank you for opposing special interests, and working to keep Mason safe!

These council members may support allowing marijuana growers, processors, and sales in Mason. They should make their position clear as soon as possible. The people of Mason deserve to know. 

  • Councilwoman Diana Nelson
  • Councilman Ashley Chance
  • Vice-Mayor Barbara Berry-Speath

Meanwhile, Mayor Victor Kidd sent a letter to the council, all but endorsing the idea of bringing marijuana to Mason. Click here to send him and the council an email letting them know you don’t want this in your town.