Ohio’s Marijuana Ballot Issue Lost but Expect a Sequel: Thomas Suddes

Issue 3 – the proposed Ohio marijuana monopoly – suffered a jaw-dropping lossTuesday. But that doesn’t mean another Issue 3-like ballot issue won’t surface again, maybe as soon as next year.

That’s despite such startling facts as the rejection of Issue 3 in all 88 counties, even party-hearty Athens. Likewise, the Western Reserve’s liberal citadel, Oberlin, voted against Issue 3. For that matter, Issue 3 lost in one of the four precincts in tie-dyed Yellow Springs.

Still, “it took the casinos five times” over almost 20 years to win Ohio voters’ approval, said Statehouse mega-lobbyist Neil S. Clark. Among Clark’s many lobbying clients is the ResponsibleOhio Political Action Committee, the outfit backing Issue 3.

– Read the entire article at Cleveland News.