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…

Big Marijuana Is Coming — And Even Legalization Supporters Are Worried

Some legalization backers are increasingly concerned that something like Ohio's initiative will become standard — and the interests of the pot industry, which will grow more and more as legalization spreads, will take priority over the public's best interests.

OHIO: Last month, Ohioans rejected a very unusual marijuana legalization proposal. Beyond legalizing pot, the ballot initiative would have given campaign donors direct rights to the state’s 10 pot farms as an explicit gift for their support. It was, even legalization advocates argued, a flagrant display of would-be members of the pot industry trying to cash in on a movement motivated 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…

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 Could Legalize Marijuana On Tuesday. It Could Also Change The Entire Legalization Game.

Ohio may be 5th state to legalize recreational marijuana today

OHIO: On Tuesday, Ohio could become the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana. But the story line there is less about how a culturally conservative state feels about pot and more about how a group of savvy political and business operatives are forging a new path forward for the growing movement that could fundamentally change who gets in 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…

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…

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…