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Old 09-08-2015, 03:54 PM #1
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In the guise of social reform, a private organization made up by syndicates of wealthy investors is aiming to acquire the exclusive rights to grow, manufacture and sell marijuana and marijuana-infused edible products to Ohioans for recreational and medical use. The investors propose to acquire these rights by amending the Ohio Constitution on the November 5, 2015 ballot.

The Ohio Marijuana Monopoly envisioned by the investor-run group, known as ResponsibleOhio PAC, began soliciting its investors by promising them lavish profits from dispensaries and from more than 1,100 retail stores (nearly three times the number of state liquor stores) across Ohio focusing on sales of recreational marijuana in the form of joints, liquids, sprays and edibles such as cookies, brownies and candies. They even locked into the amendment their own sweetheart tax rates.

The backgrounds of some known investors have come into question. But many investors in the 10 designated sites with the exclusive option to grow and cultivate all marijuana to be sold in Ohio remain unknown. The wealthy schemers are hidden by corporate shields that conceal their identities.

Issue 3 also allows every Ohio adult to grow pot at home and possess more than a half pound of marijuana for recreational use at all times.

The pro-monopoly gang’s threat to the Constitution, the gang’s unfair business practices and the gang’s plan for such a wide-open approach to the sale and use of marijuana have combined to generate extensive and deep opposition to Issue 3 – even before Issue 3 was certified to the ballot in mid-August.

Grassroots groups are cropping up across Ohio to oppose Issue 3. Issue 3 is opposed by leading newspaper editorial boards, by every statewide executive elected official and by legislators of both major parties.

Moreover, Issue 3 is opposed by children’s health advocates, doctors, hospitals, civic leaders, parents, educators, farmers, other business people, chambers of commerce, law enforcement personnel, addiction counselors and faith leaders.

At the statewide level, the groups have come together to form Ohioans Against Marijuana Monopolies – dedicated solely to defeating Issue 3’s devious and reckless marijuana monopoly plan.

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A small group of self-selected, wealthy investors want Ohio voters to grant them exclusive rights to the legal marketing and sale of marijuana in Ohio. These already-wealthy investors stand to reap enormous financial profits if the amendment passes.

Each of these investors has contributed millions to buy their way onto the Ohio ballot. They see an opportunity to capitalize on Ohio’s initiative petition process and turn their millions into billions through marijuana legalization. The effort was sold to investors as a business opportunity, with a goal “to uniquely position Principal Funders for a growth market in Ohio where annual sales are expected to exceed $1 billion dollars.”

The proposed measure is a nothing more than a moneymaking scheme for the benefit of a small, select group of investors. These wealthy funders are using a Constitutional Amendment to create a monopoly for themselves and to cash in on what they have described as "a tsunami of money." These investors are willing to spend millions of dollars each to get even richer by selling potentially dangerous drugs to Ohioans.

Passing this issue would cement into Ohio’s Constitution a marijuana monopoly for these investors. They even created their own sweetheart tax rates that cannot be changed in the future except with another Constitutional amendment. The authors of the amendment – who are also the investors and the ones who stand to benefit financially if the amendment passes – decided to tax marijuana at a rate lower than current state tax rate for beer, wine, and tobacco.

Some investors appear to have questionable backgrounds. The identities of other investors are hidden by corporate shields.

We're Voting No

People from all across our state realize that Issue 3 is a bad for Ohio.

Republican and Democratic elected officials, children’s health advocates, hospitals, doctors, addiction counselors, faith leaders, mental health professionals, parents, educators, law enforcement officials, farmers, chambers of commerce and leading business groups are coming together to vote No on 3.

Join the growing group of people and organizations who have come out against Issue 3:

Ohio Children's Hospital Association

Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Ohio State Medical Association

Ohio Hospital Association

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Ohio School Boards Association

Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Ohio Association of School Business Officials

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County

ADAMHS Board of Hancock County

Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Greater Cleveland Partnership

Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE)

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Dayton Regional Employers Against Marijuana (DREAM)

Canton Chamber of Commerce

Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce

Drug Free Action Alliance

NFIB/Ohio

Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities

Ohio Council of Behavioral Healthcare Providers

Ohio Council of Retail Merchants

Ohio Business Roundtable

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

Ohio Grocers Association

Ohio Manufacturers' Association

Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Ohio State Coroners Association

Ohio Township Association

Ohio Trucking Association

Prevent Blindness Ohio Affiliate
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Tricky situation in Ohio... I dont know if someone will come forward with the funds to acquire new signatures and promote a new campaign. If you think that will happen in 2016 then it is safe to vote no.
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ohio is a disaster, this bill would of been a blessing for the sick and dying in Ohio, let alone the economy. People that pretend to be about legalization then fight legalization have a special place in Hell waiting for them.
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Maybe Ohio didn't want to see a few cats get fatter.

Maybe they are waiting for greed to subside and reason to prevail.

Maybe they don't want watered down legislation that lines pockets but doesn't primarily treat patients.

Perhaps they really just want sick people to suffer... But I doubt that.
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I sure am glad that monopoly didn't pass. Now, the government controls it all and you can have your picture taken and stored in the Ohio government database every time you even walk into a dispensary.....

The State issues this Request for Proposal to accept bids from vendors to provide the State with an Open Video Management System (“VMS”) that enables the State to access, in real time, the live video surveillance cameras installed at all Ohio MMCP entity facilities. As an Open VMS, the requested system will be camera manufacturer agnostic, accepting input from any camera. The State’s goal is to have a tool that provides a well-organized single point of visibility, from a web based interface, to the entire population of cameras installed at the medical marijuana entities. The VMS will monitor and report on the camera population operational status (e.g. on/off ‘system health’) as well as provide real-time visibility to facility activity. Given an initial camera population of over 1000 cameras across an Ohio medical marijuana entity facility population of 100+ facilities, the State requires an efficient means of monitoring camera operational status as well as an efficient path for identifying a particular camera at a particular facility for real-time camera viewing.

This is much better than some fat cats getting fatter. Or, being able to grow at home like Responsible Ohio was going to allow. Awesome job Ohio voters. LMAO
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Am I the only one who thinks the "Legalization Movement" isn't all it's cracked up to be?
What a mess.
Being from Maine, I'm speaking from experience.
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Am I the only one who thinks the "Legalization Movement" isn't all it's cracked up to be?
What a mess.
Being from Maine, I'm speaking from experience.
You are not the only one !


Would you care to share some of the reasons regarding your state, HYF ?
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The vote passed in 2016.

Legislature still doesn't have a plan for retail sales.

Won't until sometime in 2018.

While this does not affect me personally, just pointing out another legalization failure.
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