Look at the Celebrities Supporting Ohio Marijuana Ballot Issue

Some of these folks want a piece of the pot business, if approved.

The ballot measure, called Issue 3, would make it legal for people 21 or older to grow, use or share up to 8 ounces of marijuana for recreational use.

If the initiative passes, celebrity-backed corporations are expected to operate the 10 farms and could sell $1.1 billion of pot every year, according to the Marijuana Policies of Ohio Taskforce. The state tax agency estimates the measure would generate between $133 million and $293 million in revenue for the state.

The vote to legalize could be close. A University of Akron poll found that 46 percent of Ohio voters support Issue 3, 46 percent do not support it and 8 percent are undecided.

Opponents have proposed an anti-monopoly initiative, Issue 2, which seeks to block Issue 3 from going forward. Issue 2 doesn't specifically deal with marijuana but would block the state from supporting the kind of monopoly in Issue 3.

Issue 2 has less support than the legalization measure, with 38 percent of voters supportive, according to the same poll. It’s unclear what would happen if voters approve both measures.

If Issue 3 passes, Ohio will become the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana.

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