Voters Ohio rejected, Tuesday, November 3, the “Question 3″, which proposed to amend the local constitution to legalize personal use and medical marijuana for the population aged 21 and over. This provision also provided to allow the cultivation of marijuana in ten production sites owned by private investors, tense action that has some of the voters.
“Ohio’s voters said no to a project that would have allowed some of earning money for the majority of costs “ said Curt Steiner, the director of the campaign against monopolies Ohioains in Marijuana. “While many families are torn by the issues of drug use, Ohioains said no to too easy access to drugs and have chosen a path that helps to strengthen families and communities” , added the governor of Ohio, John Kasich, and candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2016 election
New legalization efforts
The proponents of “Question 3″ claimed that the vote on this project would put an end to drug trafficking, develop an industry that creates thousands of jobs and taxes to the tune of $ 554 million in 2020. They do not confess vanquished efforts to legalize marijuana will resume tomorrow, said Ian James, the ResponsibleOhio Committee
The leader of the House of Representatives of Ohio, Republican Ryan Smith, opposed the legalization says. However that “with my colleagues we have seen that there is a real support for the medical use of marijuana, an issue for which we should have had more discussion.”
Four states (Alaska, Colorado, Washington and Oregon) and the Federal District Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana. Twenty states also allow its medical use.