Business owners closer to owning marijuana plants

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Some business owners are closer to owning their own marijuana growing facilities, after what Better for Ohio is calling a victory.

The group is looking to legalize marijuana with a state amendment, and last week the state attorney general accepted the changes made to the amendment.

The amendment will head to Ohio’s Ballot Board, once the group earns more than 305,000 signatures, and the group is aiming to get double the requirement.

In the meantime, Better for Ohio is searching for backers for its campaign.

The political action committee (PAC) says donors are lining up, now that the group is offering notes.

What that means is this week if you donate nearly $75,000, you will own a note.

The note will give your business the marijuana growing license it needs to operate, if the amendment is passed in the November elections.

Donations have already been made to secure four licenses for growth facilities.

And Better for Ohio is looking for more donors and also more signatures.

Chairman Edward Howard tells 2 NEWS that over the weekend the group has received more than 20,000 signatures; Better for Ohio needs the required number by early July.

Better for Ohio officials says as their cause gains more momentum, they are confident there will be more donors and signatures.

“So far it’s been good and the response is quite, quite good we were surprised at how many signatures we collected that very first weekend  after he (DeWine) approved it so things are looking very encouraging,” Howard said.

Chairman Howard also tells 2 NEWS as the group moves further down the process to legalizing marijuana, the price for a notes will significantly increase.

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