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Another Marijuana Legalization Measure Proposed For Statewide Ballot

Ohio Public Radio

Backers of a marijuana legalization ballot issue being announced today have tried to get Ohio voters to approve of the idea in the past.

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Jimmy Gould plans a new issue called the Ohio Constitutional Amendment for Free Market Adult Consumption of Marijuana. Gould was the key financial backer of the marijuana legalization constitutional amendment that voters rejected in 2015. Gould was on the committee that helped come up with the state’s medical marijuana program. But recently, he was rejected from getting a large cultivator’s license and blames it on political favoritism and a flawed selection process. And there is the revelation that one of the consultants who did the scoring that was used to award licenses had a criminal background for drug crimes.

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