Critics Take Aim At Marijuana Mascot

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

OHIO: A green and white superhero stumping for marijuana legalization votes at college campuses and bars in Ohio has sparked debate over its impact on children. “Buddie” is a fuzzy, ever-smiling pot bud in a bulging white muscle suit with green trunks, gloves and boots. He arrives in a truck painted with marijuana leaves declaring: “Yes Read the full article…

How Much Money Would Legal Marijuana Bring Ohio?

CBD and Legal Cannabis Market On the Rise

By Anne Saker asaker@enquirer.com OHIO: Just how much money will Ohio rake in should voters approve Issue 3?  Right now, friends, the best I can find is some educated guesses because no one has implemented a limited-grow model for legal marijuana, as Issue 3 would establish. But the guesses do contain the word billion: $2.26 billion: Total Read the full article…

Fears Of Marijuana ‘Monopoly’ In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization

The referendum on the ballot this November to legalize recreational and medical marijuana proposal is drawing some unusual opposition from residents who generally support legalization.

OHIO:  Yellow Springs is a small college town in Ohio that has more than one head shop and a lot of tie-dye and hemp. Many would consider it ground zero for likely supporters of the referendum on the ballot this November that could make Ohio the fifth state to legalize recreational and medical marijuana. But the proposal Read the full article…

Say ‘Hi’ To Buddie: ResponsibleOhio’s Marijuana Mascot

Meet Buddie, the muscular, cape-wearing marijuana bud mascot of ResponsibleOhio.

OHIO:  Buddie, the muscular, cape-wearing marijuana bud mascot of ResponsibleOhio, joined the group’s bus tour to promote marijuana legalization. Buddie’s first stop was Tuesday at the University of Toledo and ResponsibleOhio insists the mascot is geared toward young adults. “Buddie is going to college campuses only to promote ‘Buddie’s 21 and Up Club’ and engage Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana Snuffing Out Eradication Program

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OHIO:  The multi-million dollar federal marijuana eradication program may be on its last legs as more states legalize the drug and results of the program decline. Since 2010, funding for the program has been relatively stable, yet states receiving the money have reported 35 percent fewer arrests and 58 percent fewer marijuana plants seized. In Read the full article…

Ohio To Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November

Ohio may be 5th state to legalize recreational marijuana today

OHIO: The Buckeye state will put pot legalization to the ballot on Nov. 3, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted confirmed. Putting marijuana legalization on the ballot took a couple tries: Ohio’s first attempt failed, but pro-pot advocate group ResponsibleOhio, a driving force behind the initiative, pulled through with the minimum 305,591 signatures. The group’s investors pledged to spend at Read the full article…

Ohio Marijuana Proposal In Danger Of Falling Short

The marijuana legalization effort in Ohio does not have enough signatures yet to put a measure on the Nov. 3 ballot.

OHIO:  The marijuana legalization effort in Ohio is in danger because it does not have enough signatures yet to put a measure on the Nov. 3 ballot. “We’re coming in lower than we were expecting,” said Ian James, executive director of ResponsibleOhio, the private investor group that wants to legalize marijuana this year. Ohio’s secretary of state Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization As Viewed From The Trenches Of Youth: Karina Baffa

The opinions and viewpoints of our younger generation are vital when it comes to the decision to legalize marijuana.

OHIO:  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 Read the full article…

Libertarians, Green Party Oppose ResponsibleOhio’s Marijuana Legalization Plan

"There is nothing 'responsible' about ResponsibleOhio," Libertarian Party of Ohio Political Director Tricia Sprankle said in a statement. "This isn't a proposal to restore rights to Ohioans. It's a crony scheme to line the pockets of a few wealthy investors."

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. The two groups join grassroots pro-pot groups in opposing ResponsibleOhio’s proposed constitutional amendment, which would legalize marijuana for medical and personal use but limit commercial growing to10 Read the full article…

Ohio Legislature Has Limited Options For Stopping Marijuana Legalization Issues, House Speaker Opposes Action

Some lawmakers dislike that the process for amending the Constitution is being used to potentially create what they see as a business monopoly on marijuana. Others dislike legalization at all.

OHIO: Ohioans could face more than one issue on their ballot in November that would legalize marijuana. And while that has stirred some concerns, don’t look for the legislature to step in ahead of time to countermand the efforts. Some lawmakers dislike that the process for amending the Constitution is being used to potentially create what Read the full article…