Ohio Issue 3: Legalizes marijuana for recreational and medical use

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Issue 3 would legalize marijuana in the state of Ohio for recreational and medicinal use for people 21 years and older.

The proposed amendment to the state constitution would sanction commercial pot growth at 10 predetermined sites, allow residents to grow up to four plants per household with a license and create marijuana testing facilities. Issue 3 would also limit the ability of state and local authorities to impose laws restricting the pot industry.

It would establish a tax rate of 15 percent on gross revenue from marijuana grow facilities and 5 percent on gross revenue from marijuana stores.

The state legislature put a competing issue on the ballot. If passed, Issue 2 seeks to outlaw all so-called “economic” amendments that seek to limit competition. That includes Issue 3, which limits, at least initially, who can grow marijuana for legal sale.

If voters approve Issues 2 and 3, the legalization debate will likely end up in court.

Read the ballot language for Issue 3

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