Marijuana growing illegally in Ft. Thomas, Ky., during a police bust in 2006. Advocates of legalizing the drug say it’s important to limit the growth of marijuana to 10 sites in Ohio to ensure safety, but opponents are calling the approach a “monopoly.”(Photo: Enquirer file)Buy Photo
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Southwest Ohio would become the marijuana-growing capital of the state – with Hamilton, Butler and Clermont counties each hosting a cannabis farm bankrolled by local celebrities – under a proposal that could go before voters as early as this fall.
The proposed constitutional amendment would legalize marijuana for recreational use by adults 21 and older and medical pot for use with a doctor’s note.
Under the amendment, Ohioans would be allowed to open pot-related manufacturing plants, retail stores and medical dispensaries. But marijuana growing would be limited to 10 specified sites around the state, including the three in Cincinnati and one just north…