In Mellow 2015 Election Year, Ohio Group Tries to Get Pot Legalization Initiative on November Ballot

An Ohio group is making an unusual and controversial bid to legalize recreational marijuana in the state — with a likely vote just months away.

The winning strategy in the four states that have so far legalized recreational pot has largely been grassroots efforts that get support from high-profile national groups such as NORMAL.

However, the Ohio effort is instead being led by a group that is backed by wealthy investors — part of a unconventional business plan in which the investors give millions to 10 limited-liability corporations connected to the 10 commercial pot farms called for in the proposed state constitutional amendment.

Pro-legalization groups and other critics compare the strategy to “big tobacco” and say it intends to create a pot-growing “cartel” or “monopoly.”

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