Marijuana activists have been using the term “inevitable” to discourage Parents Opposed to Pot and other groups from fighting against legalization. We are energized by the defeat of Issue 3, an effort to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio. In a sweeping victory, 64.1 percent of Ohioans voted against the measure and 35.9 percent of the voters favored it. The margin of victory is nearly 2 to 1, and those opposed to legalization may have been outspent by a margin of 8 to 1 or more. Continue reading Marijuana Defeat in Ohio Bursts the Myth that Legal Pot is Inevitable
Marijuana is Not Winning in Court or in the State Governments
1) Responsible Ohio had put together investors to get marijuana on the ballot in 2015. Secretary of State is not accepting the signatures and that there will not be enough signatures by the deadline: “ResponsibleOhio raised nearly $1.7 million during the first half of the year from investors with a stake in the marijuana growing sites outlined in its proposed constitutional amendment. Almost all donations from the entities were for $50,000 or more,” according to an article in the Cannabist. Many signatures were not legitimate.
2) In California, a Northern California appeals court ruled that marijuana businesses cannot deduct business expenses on their tax returns.
3) Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a major study to say Medical Marijuana would not meet the requirements of FDA approval. Continue reading Legalization is not Inevitable