Ohio Marijuana Debate Heats Up

OHIO: Ohio voters will have the chance next month to decide whether the Buckeye State should experiment with marijuana.

Unlike other states, such as Colorado, that have legalized marijuana slowly beginning with medicinal use and proceeding to recreational pot, Issue 3 would make both forms of use legal at the same time.

Although medical marijuana and recreational use poll well in the state, the issue has faced stiff opposition, including from a second proposed constitutional amendment that would bar monopolies from being written into the state constitution.

That second proposal, known as Issue 2, has the potential to set up a fierce legal battle if both it and Issue 3 pass next month, forcing the courts to decide which amendment trumps the other.