This Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 photo shows a marijuana plant at SLOgrown Genetics in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, California. The company provides wholesale medicine to licensed dispensaries and delivery services. They specialize in the farm-to-table cultivation and production of high quality, organic, medical grade cannabis. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Canada on Wednesday became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric, and present the nation with its biggest public policy challenge in decades.
Maksim Gokhman, 36, of the 1500 block of Meadow View Court, pleaded guilty this week in Kane County to one count of possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis with intent to deliver, a felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
The abysmal defeat of Ohio's 2015 legalization campaign, despite its $20 million dollar war chest, had less to with Ohioans' attitudes toward legal cannabis and far more to do with the approach of the bill’s backers – the now defunct ResponsibleOhio.