Your options for marijuana ballot issue in November

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 5, 2015, a marijuana plant grows at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn. The crop is coming in at Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of two manufacturers who will be supplying the state's medical marijuana. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Election Day is less than a month away and several state issues could change the course of many long-standing state regulations and practices.

These following state measures will be on the November 3 ballot.

ISSUE 1: Redistricting, state legislator ballot issue to create a bi-partisan redistricting commission, which would draw state legislative districts

ISSUE 2: Prohibiting a monopoly, state legislator ballot issue to address economic monopolies, particularly as it relates to citizen petitions

ISSUE 3: Legalizing marijuana, citizen ballot issue to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use for Ohioans 21-years-old and older.

Issue 2 and Issue 3, sponsored by ResponsibleOhio (RO) directly relate to one another and your vote on each issue will determine whether marijuana will be legalized.

The state sponsored measure takes effect immediately while the question of legalizing marijuana doesn’t take effect for 30 days after the election. This means how you vote on each issue could change the outcome.

State legislators’ amendment hopes to block RO by making voters choose on both prohibiting monopolies and legalizing marijuana. Lawmakers believe the organization will create a monopoly since it will have sole control of a privatized marijuana industry, initially allowing only 10 grow facilities.

ResponsibleOhio denies those allegations.

To learn how to vote based on your stance on these issues, click below on what applies to you: provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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