By Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Our state constitution exists to protect the rights of all Ohioans – not just those of a select few. In recent years, we have seen, with increasing frequency, special interest groups placing issues on the ballot to amend the Ohio Constitution to benefit them specifically.
This is exactly what is happening with the group calling itself ResponsibleOhio. This special interest group has placed Issue 3 on the ballot to benefit a select group of investors. Issue 3 will create a legalized monopoly written into Ohio’s Constitution benefiting a select group of marijuana growers.
Issue 2 seeks to prevent these takeovers of Ohio’s Constitution when they economically benefit special interests only.
A yes vote on Issue 2 will prohibit the manipulation of the citizens’ initiative process that is being used to help get a handful of people rich.
A yes vote on Issue 2 will ensure that the Ohio Constitution is not for sale and benefits all Ohioans equally.
And, a yes vote on Issue 2 will uphold Ohio’s long-standing tradition of fair trade and fair commerce for everyone.
I urge members of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation to join me in voting yes on Issue 2.