“ResponsibleOhio’s amendment will establish five regional marijuana testing facilities that will examine the marijuana grown at each wholesale location before it reaches the consumer,” spokesperson Lydia Bolander said. “These five facilities will ensure that marijuana grown in Ohio for personal and medical use will be subject to the strictest and safest testing regulations in the country.”In essence, the group suggests a legal monopoly on marijuana production. This approach mirrors 2009's Issue 3, which ushered in legal casino gambling in four cities in Ohio.
Ten growing facilities will supply all of Ohio’s legal marijuana, which will then be examined by one of five testing facilities. The testing facilities will be operated separately from both the growing locations and the retail stores.
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