Judge strikes down state’s marijuana program ‘racial quota’

11/19/18–Franklin County Judge Charles Schneider has declared that a provision in Ohio’s medical marijuana program that 15 percent of licenses go to minority-owned groups is unconstitutional.The ruling by Judge Schneider said the provision denied Greenleaf Gardens, one of the cultivation license bidders, of its rights because two lower-rated, minority-owned firms were chosen ahead of it. Read