6 Reasons Marijuana Legalization Failed In Ohio

With 99% of precincts reporting, the amendment was defeated 64% to 36%.

OHIO: The sheer size of Tuesday’s crushing electoral defeat of marijuana legalization in the Buckeye State surprised political experts inside and out of Ohio. Despite a $20 million campaign, the proposed constitutional amendment, known as Issue 3, lost. Amid its smoking wreckage, six reasons emerge to explain what happened to Issue 3 — and what happens next. With Read the full article…

Pro-Marijuana Group Seeks Injunction To Extend Polling Hours In Hamilton County

ResponsibleOhio said it wants to keep polls open by two extra hours in Hamilton County because of technical problems with voting equipment. The judge has yet to make a ruling.

OHIO: The group campaigning to legalize marijuana in the state is seeking an injunction to extend voting hours in one Ohio county. ResponsibleOhio said it wants to keep polls open by two extra hours in Hamilton County because of technical problems with voting equipment. The judge has yet to make a ruling. Hamilton County is home to Cincinnati, the Read the full article…

Ohio Now A Battleground State For Marijuana

"You've got that old saying of: 'As goes Ohio, so goes the nation,'" he said.

OHIO: Four states already allow recreational pot, but approved medical marijuana first. Now, Ohio could make history by legalizing both at the same time, and the pro-marijuana camp is ramping up as the days until the vote are counting down. A new poll finds most Ohioans support legalization, but the campaign is stirring up controversy, reports Read the full article…

Ohio Initiative Would Expunge Marijuana Crimes

“This allows people who’ve been convicted of offenses that are no longer illegal an ability to move forward, an ability to get expungement and sentencing review,”

OHIO:  Backers of a marijuana legalization amendment on this fall’s ballot filed petitions on Tuesday to put a separate proposed law in legislators’ laps to expunge criminal convictions for past pot offenses that would no longer be illegal. The proposed initiated statute assumes voters will approve Issue 3 on Nov. 3 to make Ohio the Read the full article…