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The backers are members of investment groups that will divvy up the rights to 10 marijuana cultivation and extraction facilities across the state.
 
"The campaign is honored to have such well-respected businesswomen and men, as well as patient advocates supporting our effort to offer a common-sense solution to Ohio's failed drug policies," ResponsibleOhio Executive Director Ian James said in a press release.
 
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More details on the organization's proposal, including the full text of its proposed amendment to the state's constitution, is promised for February.

The investors announced Friday:

  • Oscar Robertson, an NBA Hall of Famer who played at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Rick Kirk, CEO of Columbus-based real estate development firm Hallmark Campus Communities.
  • Alan Mooney, principal of Columbus-based Mooney Wealth Advisory Inc. and a minister on the board of the Ohio Council of Churches.
  • Frostee Rucker, a former defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns.
  • Nanette Lepore, a fashion designer from Youngstown.
  • Barbara Gould, a community activist in Cincinnati.
  • Frank Wood, CEO of Cincinnati venture capital firm Secret Communications LLC.
  • Bobby George, managing member of Lakewood real estate development firm Corporate Management Group.
  • William Foster, owner of A-1 Quality Logistical Solutions LLC in Cincinnati.
  • William "Cheney" Pruett, CEO of Texas consumer finance company DMP Investments.
  • John Humphrey, CFO of DMP Investments.
Doug Buchanan ~ Columbus Business First ~ January 30, 2015
 
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