would legalize the medical and personal use of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The use of medical marijuana would require a doctor's note. A recreational user of marijuana would be permitted to possess one ounce of the drug or less. Someone choosing to grow marijuana at home for personal use would be permitted to grow four flowering plants at a given time with a cultivation license.And for many those this amendment sounds reasonable, however, the devil in the details is that the amendment
would provide for 10 Marijuana Growth, Cultivation and Extraction (MGCE) facilities. Cultivation of medical and retail marijuana and production of marijuana-infused products would only be permitted to take place at the 10 MGCE facilities. The Ohio Legislature was especially critical of this section of the initiative, referring an anti-monopoly amendment to the ballot in response. The legislature's amendment, if approved by voters, would block the marijuana initiative from going into effect.Based on the fact the amendment is being pushed and financed by wealthy individuals who will own the MGCE facilities and essentially have a monopoly on growing pot, I would highly recommend that the voters of Ohio---particularly the pot smokers---vote "no" on this amendment.