Regional Chamber Opposes Marijuana Amendment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Board of Directors oppose State Issue 3, the ResponsibleOhio marijuana amendment this Nov. 3, the chamber announced Wednesday.

The proposed amendment to the Ohio constitution would legalize recreational and medical uses of marijuana for those 21 and older. Home growing for personal use would be permitted while production of marijuana for sale would be restricted to 10 sites. The marijuana could then be sold in retail outlets.

“There are many pitfalls to legalizing marijuana that are being felt in states such as Colorado and that would be best avoided here in Ohio,” Regional Chamber President and CEO Tom Humphries said in a prepared statement.

Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia have legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

ResponsibleOhio’s proposal will appear on the Nov. 3 General Election ballot. If approved, Ohio would become the first state to legalize both medical and recreational use in one step.

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