Medical Marijuana Training for Dispensaries Coming To Ohio This Summer

Medical Marijuana job training is coming to Ohio

OHIO: HempStaff, a medical marijuana recruiting and training agency, is hosting three Medical Marijuana Dispensary Agent Training Classes in Ohio this summer as the state gets ready for the implementation of the state’s Medical Marijuana Program. The first class will be held June 3rd in Cleveland at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 4900 Emerald Court Southwest, Cleveland. The second is slated for June Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Amendment Could Be On 2016 Ohio Ballot

“It’s really about time,” said Mason Tvert, a spokesperson for MPP. “We just can’t wait any longer.”

OHIO: A Washington D.C.-based organization wants to put a medical marijuana amendment on Ohio’s November ballot. Marijuana Policy Project, founded in 1995, plans to propose a constitutional amendment that would create a medical marijuana system similar to those states that have already legalized medical marijuana. The group has led several successful marijuana advocacy efforts in Michigan, Read the full article…

Ohio House Leaders To Carefully Explore Medical Marijuana

"We’re not here to run away."

OHIO:  After years of resistance, Republican legislative leaders are now heading down the path toward legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. At the same time, ResponsibleOhio marijuana investor Dr. Suresh Gupta said Wednesday the marijuana campaign that stumbled badly Tuesday will be back, possibly next year, with a plan that doesn’t involve a monopoly. “Absolutely. We’re not here 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 Marijuana Debate Heats Up

OHIO: Ohio voters will have the chance next month to decide whether the Buckeye State should experiment with marijuana. Unlike other states, such as Colorado, that have legalized marijuana slowly beginning with medicinal use and proceeding to recreational pot, Issue 3 would make both forms of use legal at the same time. Although medical marijuana and Read the full article…

Poll: How Ohio Voters Really Feel About Legalizing Marijuana

The results also show 32 percent are opposed with another 10 percent who don't know how they feel yet.

OHIO:  With the marijuana battle landing on Ohio’s ballot for the first time next month, a new poll conducted by WKYC and Kent State University shows 56 percent of the state’s voters support allowing adults to possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The results also show 32 percent are opposed with another 10 Read the full article…

2 Butler County Chambers Oppose Ohio Marijuana Legalization

Two of the county’s chambers of commerce have come out publicly to oppose Issue 3, while supporting Issues 1, which will reorganize how Statehouse districts are formed, and Issue 2, which will prohibit monopolies and oligopolies from being written into the state’s constitution by way of a citizen petition. The state’s general assembly, among others, have called Issue 3 a monopoly.

OHIO:  If Ohio approves legalizing marijuana and the anti-monopoly initiative does not interfere with its implementation, then Butler County will be a big player in the state’s projected $1 billion marijuana industry. Two of the county’s chambers of commerce have come out publicly to oppose Issue 3, while supporting Issues 1, which will reorganize how Read the full article…

Ohio Voters Support Use Of Medical Marijuana

Ohio may be 5th state to legalize recreational marijuana today

OHIO: A poll released Thursday shows that more than half of Ohio voters believe that adults’ personal use of small amounts of marijuana should be legal. When it comes to just medical use, support soars to 90 percent, according to the Quinnipiac Poll. The poll questions, however, were broadly phrased for voters in the presidential swing Read the full article…

Attorney General Mike DeWine Sues Toledo Over Marijuana Decriminalization Law

"This ordinance encourages drug cartels to set up marijuana distribution operations in Toledo with less fear of prison or penalties," DeWine said in a news release. "Absent legal action, it is not hard to imagine international drug rings making Toledo their regional base of operations."

OHIO: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is suing the city of Toledo over a new voter-approved city ordinance that reduces penalties for marijuana possession and other drug crimes. DeWine asked the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas to invalidate several portions of Toledo’s “Sensible Marihuana Ordinance” approved by voters last month because they contradict Ohio law. Read the full article…

Money Laundering Concerns Prompt Ohio Banks To Weigh In On Legal Pot

The proposed constitutional amendment was drafted by ResponsibleOhio, a political action committee. Issue 3 would permit 10 marijuana farms. Each would be owned by one of 10 investment groups, which contributed $2 million apiece to fund the PAC’s $20 million campaign to legalize pot.

OHIO: The board of the Ohio Bankers League voted to oppose legalizing marijuana, citing concerns about money laundering. Ohio voters will decide Nov. 3 whether to approve Issue 3, which would legalize marijuana for personal and medical use. The proposed constitutional amendment was drafted by ResponsibleOhio, a political action committee. Issue 3 would permit 10 marijuana farms. Each would Read the full article…