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Responsible Ohio visits Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Responsible Ohio, the group who is trying to pass an amendment in the upcoming election legalizing marijuana sales and possession for people 21-years of age and older, made a pit stop in Georgetown on Monday during their bus tour across the state.

A large RV painted in lime green with the words “The Green Rush Bus Tour” and “Legalize Ohio” was parked on Main Street across from the Brown County Courthouse from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Unfortunately for the Responsible Ohio staffers who traveled on the bus, there was little walking traffic in the area and only one individual stopped to speak with the staffers.

The stop in Georgetown was part of a campaign ahead of this November’s election that is taking the bus and its staffers to all 88 counties in the state, 20 college campuses, with stops at both big cities and small towns alike.

“We’re just trying to talk to voters and communicate our message about marijuana reform,” Green Rush Bus Tour Spokesperson Haley Phillippi said. “We believe that it’s time for reform here in Ohio. We’ve had years and years of failed prohibition, millions of dollars that can be better spent. Issue three, we will be taking back the streets from the drug dealers, we’re going to be providing medicinal marijuana to sick Ohioans, and creating tons of tax revenue and jobs for Ohioans across the state.”

According to a press release from Responsible Ohio, the group claims that if marijuana legalization is passed, Brown County will earn $1,896,055 per year in tax revenues, starting in 2020. The group also claims that legalizing marijuana will create more than 10,000 jobs, with the operation of retail stores, medicinal dispensaries, testing laboratories, and product manufacturing facilities.

If the issue passes, there would be ten official growing sites in the state, and individuals 21-years of age and older could legally grow four flowering plants in their homes for personal use.

The marijuana legalization amendment is Issue No. 3 in the upcoming election.

Responsible Ohio, the group attempting to pass a measure in Ohio to legalize marijuana sales and possession, stopped in Georgetown on August 31.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_ResponsibleOhioTruck-DanielKarell-.jpgResponsible Ohio, the group attempting to pass a measure in Ohio to legalize marijuana sales and possession, stopped in Georgetown on August 31.

By Daniel Karell


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