Ohio's legal weed proposal could create the world’s first 'pot grower oligarchy'

System would create an unprecedented, constitutionally protected monopoly on marijuana production, which could stifle market competition
Vice News (US)
Sunday, August 16, 2015

marijuana-monopoly-ohioOhio voters will have the opportunity to legalize the commercial cultivation and sale of cannabis this November, including for medical marijuana patients and recreational consumers. Critics say the proposal, called the Marijuana Legalization Amendment, would create a "pot grower oligarchy" by limiting commercial marijuana cultivation to just 10 sites in the state, rooted to specific land parcels that wealthy financial backers of the amendment have already acquired. (See also: Ohio's marijuana legalization ballot measure, explained)