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.
- 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.
- Paul Heldman, former General Counsel for The Kroger Co. (based in Cincinnati).
- Woody Taft, descendant of President William Howard Taft of Ohio. The family is connected with Taft Broadcasting and King’s Island Amusement Park (Cincinnati).
- Frank “Bo” Wood, founder and radio host for 102.7-FM WEBN Radio in Cincinnati. (Full owner of one MGCE entity.)
- Oscar Robertson, University of Cincinnati basketball player. (Part-owner of one of the entities.)
- Frostee Rucker, former Cincinnati Bengals football defensive end.(Part-owner of one of the entities.)
- 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.
- 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