Ohio

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08
Jun

Ohio Legislators working to prevent rise of marijuana monopolies from pro-pot plans

COLUMBUS -- Ohio lawmakers are beginning to hear some of the objections raised against plans to legalize marijuana, and it might not be for the reason you think.

According to a report by the Columbus Dispatch, bipartisan support is building to suppress any legislation that could use constitutional amendments to create monopolies.

As currently written, the leading pro-pot proposal -- submitted by ResponsibleOhio -- would change the Ohio Constitution to allow 10 investment groups the exclusive right to grow and sell marijuana wholesale.

Sun
07
Jun

Marijuana legalization as viewed from the trenches of youth: Karina Baffa (Opinion)

As a recent high school graduate, I have seen the short- and long-term effects of marijuana from all aspects of my life. I believe that the opinions and viewpoints of our younger generation are vital when it comes to the decision to legalize marijuana.

Even though this drug has positive medical uses and effects, it is still a mind-altering drug that needs to be legally regulated and used responsibly when utilized for recreational purposes. 

Sun
07
Jun

Plan to expunge records of marijuana lawbreakers should go up in smoke

Even if we were inclined to support the legalization of marijuana in Ohio – we aren’t – a companion initiative that would result in the expungement of criminal records stemming from marijuana convictions is a definite deal-breaker for us. We have long opposed the cleansing of court records because we strongly believe there must be consequences to breaking the law.

In the May Democratic primary for mayor of Struthers, The Vindicator chose not to make an endorsement because both the candidates, Danny Thomas Jr. and Ronald A. Carcelli, had their criminal histories wiped clean.

Sat
06
Jun

Cannabis Might Be the Next Migraine Drug

recent review of medical literature, courtesy of the Headache Center at the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, has shown that cannabis has potential therapeutic effects for the treatment of headache disorders, including migraines.

Fri
05
Jun

ResponsibleOhio looks to expunge marijuana convictions

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – For decades Ohioans have been convicted for any activity involving marijuana, that’s because for decades the drug has been banned in the Buckeye State.

But now more than ever, Ohioans are in favor of legalizing the drug.

ResponsibleOhio is pioneering that effort with an amendment.

Ohioans could vote on the measure as soon as this November.

And the group is taking it one step further, calling for all nonviolent marijuana convictions to be expunged.

Fri
29
May

Group Pushing for Marijuana on Ballot Says DeWine's Efforts are Too Late

COLUMBUS (Chris Vanocur) -- Too little too late. That's what ResponsibleOhio says about Mike DeWine's medical marijuana plan.

ResponsibleOhio is trying to put medical and recreational pot on the ballot this November Friday, its executive director, Ian James, watched the exclusive ABC 6/FOX28 interview with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

While James applauded DeWine's possible support of medical marijuana, he also told us, "I think what the attorney general is doing is too little too late for sure. The voters are way ahead of politicians on this."

James watched the entire medical marijuana interview with the attorney general. He objected when DeWine talked about pot in pill form.

Fri
29
May

Libertarians, Green Party oppose ResponsibleOhio's marijuana legalization plan

Legalizing marijuana Several proposals are in the works to legalize marijuana in Ohio. Check here for an update on the status of those efforts.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- ResponsibleOhio's plan to legalize marijuana through a limited number of commercial growers is being criticized by two staunch supporters of marijuana legalization -- the Green Party of Ohio and Libertarian Party of Ohio.

Fri
22
May

Ohio Attorney General studying possible medical marijuana plan

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is studying the plausibility of a tightly crafted medical marijuana proposal.

DeWine says it's logical as the state debates whether to legalize marijuana to explore what the alternatives are.

DeWine, a Republican who opposes legalizing recreational marijuana, says he's talked to many people around Ohio in favor of medical marijuana if they could be assured it wouldn't be abused.

DeWine said it's worth studying what is happening in other states when it comes to medical marijuana. He stopped short of saying the goal would be to undercut the widespread legalization of the drug in Ohio or what form a proposal might take.

Fri
22
May

Ohio: Marijuana campaign-sabotage case dismissed

Medical pot activists had said the founder of well-funded marijuana group ResponsibleOhio sabotaged their efforts.

COLUMBUS -- Citing a technicality, a state board dismissed a complaint that the founder of marijuana-legalization group ResponsibleOhio sabotaged the efforts of grassroots activists to put a medical-marijuana question before Ohio voters.

Fri
22
May

Marijuana legalization: good or bad for Ohio businesses?

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The marijuana legalization debate is most often expressed as a social or moral issue.

But the forum, "Marijuana Legalization: Will Your Business Be Impaired?" at the Greater Cleveland Partnership forum Thursday framed the debate as a workplace and workforce issue. The organization hasn't taken a position on legalization, but held the event to expose the local business community to all sides of the issues, said Joseph Roman, the GCP's president and chief executive officer.

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