Ohio Cannabis Legalization Initiative, Issue 3, Being Voted on Next Week

issue 3Ohio Issue 3, which would legalize the possession, cultivation and distribution of recreational cannabis, will be voted on in just eight days, on November 3rd, and polling has it in a tight race.

Although the official general election ballot occurs on November 3rd, early voting has been underway for quite some time. A new Akron Buckeye Poll shows Issue 3 in a dead heat, with 46% of Ohio voters in support of the measure, and 46% against, with the remaining 8% undecided. A poll released earlier this month by Quinnipiac University found a similar percentage of opposition – 44% – though that poll found 53% to be in support.

If passed into law, Issue 3 would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older, or up to eight ounces for those who receive a $50 license from the Ohio Marijuana Control Commission. Those who do receive a license would also be able to cultivate up to four mature cannabis plants (there’s no limit on sprouting plants).

Cannabis retail outlets – to be supplied by cultivation centers – would also be authorized and allowed to distribute cannabis to anyone 21 and older.

If voters approve Issue 3, Ohio will become the fifth state to legalize recreational cannabis in a three year period.

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    • Johnny Foster on November 2, 2015 at 2:32 am
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    Another stupid subject. It only lines the pockets of the government dumb asses! What..are you having a tough time finding a joint?? You think this law will make your drug habits improve?? Bunch of Zombies!!

  1. I have COPD. Since I started smokin I was able to quit taking two Meds for COPD. My Dr. told me it looked like areas are clearing. Hemp can be used in so many ways it staggers the mind. Medicine. Industry. You name it ,Hemp can help. Please Vote for Legalization.! We will have it and smoke it anyway. Cash in on it.

  2. Hemp has so many things going for it. Hemp as Medicine will cure most sickness mankind endures. Tax revenue would take us to the outer limits. The benifits well outweigh the negatives.Besides, those of us that do induldge will continue. Legal or not I am smokin it. Helping my COPD. Ironic isn’t it. I was able to drop 2 of 5 Medications smokin reefer.

    • allan v on October 28, 2015 at 2:59 pm
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    I think it will be very close, but just when you wish something long enough along comes the probitionist..I don’t think this issue was to educate enough and you have to realize we have to fight Josepth Goebbels ( Master Propogandist) and the 50 years of propaganda…Reefer madness I will call Ohio..I voted already yes on 3 and no on 2 have several friends who did the same..For all to see pray to the good saints this passes. come on Ohio!!!!

    • vickia52 on October 27, 2015 at 1:33 am
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    i’m from ohio. i vote. i,m 62. as it is if you are on this site, you are probably in favor. as it is i even have friends that will not vote, for whatever reason.one question, will there be a provision, for those who can’t afford? and seeds ?

  3. We really need to get this done, push, push, don’t stop….
    Vote No on issue 2 — stop the legislature from subverting Ohio’s initiative process —
    Vote Yes on issue 3 — legalize marijuana —

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