Ohio Politician Bans Marijuana in His Town But Wants Grow License Nearby

Back in April of this year, Fairfield became the second city in Ohio to ban businesses aiming to either sell, grow, or produce medical marijuana products of any kind within its borders. Fairfield city council members came to a unanimous decision on the matter, voting 6-0 to exile the cannabis industry before it even had a chance to flourish.

However, one of the Fairfield city council members who voted to ban marijuana businesses from operating within the city limits isn’t as philosophically opposed as originally perceived.

Chad Oberson, who is serving his first term on city council, applied for a cultivation license on behalf of his privately held company in the town of Monroe a few short months after killing the possibility of others doing the same in Fairfield.

Why would someone vote down such a seemingly beneficial proposition for thousands of potential medical marijuana patients in the state of Ohio, yet want to get so heavily involved in the same industry just a short 20 miles away?

“Economics behind it, you have to produce,” Oberson said of his application to add a multimillion-dollar indoor marijuana grow facility to his existing nursery, asserting that…

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