Wouldn’t you know it, when I’d finally freed up time to deconstruct The Ohio Medical Cannabis Act of 2012 [OMCA2012], Grohio Attorney General Mike DeWine had beat me to it. Above and beyond the litany of “content flaws” DeWine found before summarily rejecting the petition, its language was clumsy, amateurish, and written in a self-congratulatory tone. That contributed mightily to its demise.
“Winning” limited medical marijuana initiatives — as opposed to repealing prohibition — invites legislators into a vicious cycle of creating, editing, and deleting whatever proposition or referendum you voted for after the fact. That insures endless regulatory skirmishes until the end of days.