In 2015, an effort was placed on the ballot in Ohio to legalize marijuana. Apeks Supercritical was encouraged by Ohio’s potential engagement in the medical marijuana space, but was in opposition to the actual Issue 3 language and the political backlash and monopoly created by Issue 3.
Meet with policy leaders, elected officials and business leaders to discuss and develop a public policy messaging as to the benefits of medical marijuana in Ohio, with opposition to Issue 3.
APEKS Supercritical hired K. Brinkman and Associates for assistance. We were successful in creating effective messaging while developing a PR campaign to assist in defeating Issue 3. We also leveraged relationships with policy leaders to help craft legislation for 2016.
APEKS Supercritical and KBA worked tirelessly to assist policy leaders in the Ohio General Assembly in the drafting, amending and passage of House Bill 523, which successfully passed in the Summer of 2016 and was enacted into law in the Fall. Worked closely with regulators throughout 2016 regarding various medical marijuana related activity.