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Is legalization of medical and recreational marijuana a pain in the neck or is it inevitable?

In Ohio on the 2015 election ballot, voters had the chance to approve legal sales and use of medical and recreational marijuana. What you might not yet know, is that some famous people are backing the legislation with commercials and investment dollars. One is Nick Lachey of the former boy band 98 Degrees.

Only 10 marijuana farms will be licensed to grow and process marijuana in Ohio and here the the major investors:

Chosen Growth, Cultivation and Extraction (MGCE) Facilities.

  1. Nick Lachey, legendary performer with 98 Degrees.Mr. Lachey is doing commercials that urge voters to pass Issue 3. he is part owner of one of the 10 proposed monopoly partners.
  2. Paul Heldman, former General Counsel for The Kroger Co. (based in Cincinnati).
  3. Woody Taft, descendant of President William Howard Taft of Ohio. The family is connected with Taft Broadcasting and King’s Island Amusement Park (Cincinnati).
  4. Frank “Bo” Wood, founder and radio host for 102.7-FM WEBN Radio in Cincinnati. (Full owner of one MGCE entity.)
  5. Oscar Robertson, University of Cincinnati basketball player. (Part-owner of one of the entities.)
  6. Frostee Rucker, former Cincinnati Bengals football defensive end.(Part-owner of one of the entities.)
  7. Dayton pain specialist Suresh Gupta (Half-owner of one MGCE.) In 2008, Gupta was tried and acquitted (7/31/08) of assaulting four female patients in the context of pain management (Reference:www.whio.com//news/news/attorneys_complete_closing_arg/nF9Y/). Reviews of his pain management practice on HealthGrades.com give him an average of only 1.5 stars out of 5 as of October 29, 2015.
  8. Barbara Gould, a philanthropist based in Indian Hill (Cincinnati suburb).

For the location of these farms and processing facilities that will create so many new jobs,please see

Medical Marijuana Monopoly Wielded By The Wealthy.

I am allergic to marijuana to such an extreme degree, that another exposure to the smoke of it can kill me.

I was exposed to a cloud of it for hours at a concert next door to where I worked during an afternoon performance – I have never been as sick as I was then or subsequently. Medical professionals told me to guard against any future exposure at all.

While individuals like me are not in the majority of people, we do deserve to be heard and to be protected from the negative effects that marijuana has on us. We deserve this as much as patients that can benefit from the legalization of the drug might benefit from its use.

While medical marijuana is on its way to being legalized in many more US States, a warning label on its packaging that alerts users to the dangers of Marijuana Allergy and of  easily treatable Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) would be an intelligent choice.

Marijuana Allergy can range from mild symptoms to anaphylactic shock, which needs medical treatment fast, often with epinephrine and antihistamines. The latter, worst-case reaction, can occur with Splenda® ingestion, chocolate, peanuts, or bee stings, snake and amphibian venoms, and a range of allergens.

Anaphylactic shock is deadly and it can kill fast.

For A list of the potential symptoms of Marijuana Allergy and CHS and a list of clinical trials involving the positive and negative effects of marijuana, please see:

Marijuana Allergy and Important Drug Warning Labels

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