LIVE Results: Ohio Voters Refuse To Legalize Marijuana After Contentious Campaign

Should Have Ohio Voters Passed Issue 3 Tonight?

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Update: Multiple national media outlets, including the Associated Press has projected that Issue 3 will be defeated tonight.

Voters across Ohio went to the polls today to vote on a series of ballot measures that could have big implications in their daily life. Two of the three ballot measures have to do with the potential legalization of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use.

If passed, Issue 3 would allow Ohioans to use marijuana and would allow for a small select group of growers- 10 in total. Some, including a large amount of state lawmakers oppose limiting the grower pool to just 10 sites and want to see a more free market approach to how the marijuana market is set up in the state.

If passed, Issue 2 would mean that Issue 3 could not be enforced. Issue 2 would “prohibit monopolies, oligopolies and cartels that deliver economic gain to individuals from being inserted into Ohio’s constitution,” according to WLWT.

Live Results: As Of 1:55 AM EST

Percent of State Vote Counted: 97.61%

Issue 3- Marijuana Legalization:
Yes: 35.86%
No: 64.14%

Issue 2- Anti- Marijuana Monopoly:
Yes: 51.68%
No: 48.32%

Stay with Rise News as we follow the results

Cover Photo Credit: Brett Levin/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

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