Navigation Links
Ohio Cannabis botanical-oil extraction manufacturer wants legalization of marijuana but calls Issue 3 'a recipe for disaster'
Date:10/23/2015

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneur, Andy Joseph, has argued that Ohio should legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational uses, or the state will miss out on economic opportunity. But Joseph strongly opposes the current Issue 3 marijuana initiative in his home state. Ohio would be the first state to jump past no legal use to recreational use, instead of a controlled rollout of just medical marijuana first. And the amendment does not spell out the qualifications such as background checks for issuing growth or sales licenses. He predicts the proposed constitutional amendment could be a "disaster" for the marijuana industry in Ohio.

Apeks Supercritical, Johnson's company, is the #2 fastest-growing company in central Ohio and manufactures botanical-oil extraction equipment. Apeks is on track to exceed $13 million in sales this year – up from $750,000 just three years ago – all because of legalized marijuana in other states.

All of the non-defined elements of Issue 3 could put Ohio in conflict with the Cole Memo and potentially cause legalization issues for other states across America. The Cole Memo specifically prevents the distribution to minors, preventing revenue to cartels, gangs, resale, etc.

"I'm not a huge activist, but I would hate to see the marijuana industry make all the strides it has, only to have a big black eye from the state of Ohio," Joseph said.

Joseph is speaking out after a long period of silence like a half-dozen other Ohio businesses who supply and serve the marijuana industry in other states. "It's risky for me to come out here and say, 'Hey, I don't agree,'" Joseph said. "I just can't sit back anymore and let a constitutional hijacking happen just for the opportunity for business gain."

Issue 3 was put on the ballot by ResponsibleOhio, backed by a group of investors who own 10 properties in the state whose parcel ID numbers are listed in the proposed amendment as the only sites for legal pot farms.   

"This is a fantastic wake-up call. ... It's forcing us to have this conversation that's really needed to happen for a long time," said Joseph. "But my deeper concern is about the law-and-order issues.  An overwhelming 90 percent of Ohio voters support the legalization of medical marijuana and responsible organizations and activists are ready to push new legislation for the 2016 ballot."

"Issue 3 is not Ohio's only chance at legalizing marijuana. However, it is the wrong chance for Ohioans." 

About Apeks:  Apeks Supercritical has been designing and manufacturing botanical oil extraction systems that utilize subcritical and/or supercritical CO2 as a solvent since 2001. We are veteran owned, have several degreed engineers on staff and all of our systems are proudly built in Johnstown, Ohio with as many American made parts and components as possible.

For more information:
Cid Rhomberg
OPTUM
614.327.8954
cid@optumperformance.com

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151022/279710

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151022/279711LOGO


'/>"/>
SOURCE Apeks Supercritical
Copyright©2015 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved


Related medicine technology :

1. Cannabis Science Appoints Clinical Development Expert, Dr. Dorothy Bray, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director, Focusing on CS-TATI-1 and Building Companys Drug Development Pipeline
2. American Drug War II: Cannabis Destiny is IMDBs Highest Rated 2013 Documentary
3. X-Change Corporation Signs Multi-Million Dollar Agreement for Multi-State Product Release Licensing, Medical Cannabis Dispensary Management, and Cultivation Consulting
4. X-Change Corp. Delighted with DOJs Historic Shift Toward Non-Interference Within State Cannabis Regulatory Environments; Sees Green Light for Companys Patient-Driven Medical Cannabis Operations Under State Laws
5. Cannabis Science Announces The Depository Trust Company (DTC) Lifts Share Trading "Chill" Effective Immediately
6. GrowLife Debuts First Kiosk-Based Payment, Cash Management, and Regulatory Compliance Technology for Legal Cannabis Dispensaries
7. Cannabis Science (CBIS) Moves Forward with Critical Support of Landmark Federal Cannabis Legislative Initiative
8. Medbox Executes Consulting Agreement with Licensed Medical Cannabis Laboratory and Cultivation Center in Canada
9. CFO Journal, part of the Wall Street Journal, addresses business challenges of cannabis industry in the article "Pot Industry Puts on a Tie" referencing Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS) Chief Financial Officer, Robert Kane
10. Technology Driving Cannabis Industry
11. Cannabis Science Initiates Scientific Cultivation Programs to Test Multiple Strains of Cannabis to Obtain Extract Formulations for Clinical Drug Development Targeting Multiple Critical Ailments Starting with Cancer and Neurological Disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... The University of Texas Health Science Center ... San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital, a destination center for research and treatment of ... In a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held virtually. , William ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Iora Health ... primary care, has partnered with Devoted Health , one of the fastest-growing ... across Maricopa County and provides seniors with the highest-quality care and experience possible, ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... CITY (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... has joined the Vaccine Credential Initiative (VCI), a group bringing together leading health ... record of vaccination status, based on open, interoperable standards. By joining the VCI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:3/30/2021)... , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... the 21st Century , A Virtual Workshop Presented by WCG FDAnews and Cerulean ... 4:30 pm EDT, https://wcg.swoogo.com/modern-sop-and-quality-systems , Are one’s SOPs written for the ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... According to data released ... reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by ... Colorado’s 64 counties have lost some of their Title X resources. , The ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), a ... confusion due to low health literacy today announces a new partnership with the ... work with ACAP’s member Safety Net Health Plans, those that provide comprehensive health ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... ... Dr. Colin Campbell is proud to announce the 1 year anniversary in their new state ... internal medicine and is a primary care specialist who has been practicing for 23 years. ... keep South Jersey healthy one patient at a time. , “Over the past year, Dr. ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 30, 2021 , ... The COVID-19 ... and survivors; their families; and their caregivers. Crossroads4Hope is addressing the needs of ... emotional support system, MyGo2Support, which meets needs of people impacted by cancer, no ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):