Ohio voters will go to the polls this week to vote on whether or not to allow the legal growing and distribution of marijuana in the state. I am saying Vote No on Issue 3.
Not for any moral issues on my part. However I truly believe that medical marijuana should be federally legal. If there is a drug that could provide legitimate sufferers some relief from whatever medical condition they are suffering from I don’t think the government should mandate it’s legitimacy. From a personal note, I have never smoked the stuff nor do I plan to but my fiscal side says we are spending millions incarcerating people for it and the market still exists without any tax money going to state/local governments.
So given the tide of states passing marijuana laws, I think it will be coming to Ohio. But Issue 3 is not the answer. The problem comes in the way the issue was placed on the ballot. 10 investment groups got together with their celebrity friends and each will be awarded one of the grow farms should the measure pass. So my no vote is against a predetermined group of winners. It was the same when the casinos were placed on the ballot. I was for the casinos but against a predetermined group getting the keys to the state.
Rather I would prefer that if you are going to limit the number of pot farms in Ohio to 10, to have a silent bid system if the measure passed. Sure the “fat cats” would still be the winners but it wouldn’t be predetermined ones and it would throw a huge investment into the state prior to the growth of the first bud.
99Blast on Kickstarter
The Kickstarter for 99Blast the card game is still going on. If you can, take a look and spread the word. Kicktraq shows the progress below.