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Ohio investor: Legal marijuana could be $100B industry, big issue in 2016

Ten groups are betting millions that legalizing recreational marijuana in Ohio could net them billions in the long run.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In this perennial swing state, a fascinating political experiment is unfolding this year.

A group of wealthy investors is betting tens of millions of dollars on a ballot initiative that could net them billions if Buckeye State voters decide this November to legalize marijuana – in a very particular way.

Along with The Center for Public Integrity, America Tonight tracked the story of Ohio's unique marijuana ballot initiative from its Capitol to its cornfields to see if voters are aware of the fine print and if they care.

Across the state, blue-shirted workers for the ResponsibleOhio political action committee have been collecting voters' signatures – gathering more than 550,000 so far – in hopes of qualifying their medical and recreational legalization effort for the November ballot.

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