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Tue Oct 6 2015 (Updated 10/08/15)
Ohio Voters to Choose Between Cannabis Oligopoly or Continued Prohibition
Tue Oct 6 2015 (Updated 10/08/15)
Ohio Cannabis Legalization Initiative – A Cautionary Tale for California
Receiving scant attention from marijuana legalization advocates and just about zero attention in the national media, voters in Ohio will be deciding on a controversial marijuana legalization initiative this November. It is a cautionary tale to which the backers of California’s multiple marijuana legalization initiatives might want to pay close attention.

Issue 3 submitted by ResponsibleOhio would amend the constitution legalizing both the medical and personal use of marijuana for persons 21 years and older. Personal users may possess up to one ounce and may cultivate up to four plants. Local bans are not permitted.

For marijuana advocates, the main cause of consternation over the initiative is that it endows “exclusive rights for commercial marijuana growth, cultivation, and extraction to self-designated landowners who own 10 predetermined parcels of land.” To the disappointment of it's backers, the official title for Issue 3 states, “Grants a monopoly for the commercial production and sale of marijuana for recreational and medical use.”

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