Granville Eliminates Medical Marijuana Clause

"This is about whether a municipality has the authority to adopt a law that is against state law,"

OHIO:  The Granville Village Council decided Wednesday night to make its medical marijuana law consistent with the state’s prohibition of the substance but balked at a mandatory driver’s license suspension for those caught with it. Council members voted 6-1 to omit a clause from village ordinances that read, “It is an affirmative defense to a Read the full article…

Marijuana Backers Seek Reforms In Ohio

Oklahoma judge dismissed 30 drug cases in a single day because employees of a private company helped arrest the defendants.

OHIO:  Rob Ryan isn’t shy about the medicine he said has helped him tremendously — even though it’s illegal. After a cancer diagnosis about 10 years ago, Mr. Ryan, now 60, began a regimen of the usual suspects. Chemotherapy and pills led to pain and weight loss. Then he added marijuana to the mix. He Read the full article…

An Ohio Newspaper Just Accidentally Ended The “Should We Legalize Marijuana?” Debate

"On behalf of the Dayton City Paper staff, we apologize, but we were unable to locate a debate writer who was able to submit a view opposed to the legalization of marijuana in Ohio at this time."

OHIO:  This is kind of awkward. While attempting to summarize the marijuana prohibition debate following full-scale legalization in Colorado and Washington, Ohio’s Dayton City Paper accidentally proved how it’s almost absurd to even call this a “debate.” One DCP staffer was supposed to argue for and one against legal marijuana. The only problem? They couldn’t find anyone who disagreed. Read the full article…

Ohio Needs Heroes

Ohio and Florida combined are the political epicenter of America.  If both Ohio and Florida turn this November, no candidate for President in 2016 will be able to win the White House without vowing to end prohibition and citizens all over the country will finally be freed from the shackles of this failed and flawed program.

OHIO: Paige needs a hero.  Ohio needs a lot of heroes.  The little girl in this poignant video is but one of many thousands of Ohioans who are suffering due to a lack of safe and legal access to therapeutic cannabis. We have many families in Ohio with kids who suffer from Dravet Syndrome and Read the full article…

Will Ohio Legalize Marijuana This Year?

an overwhelming majority of Ohio voters believe that should change: Eighty-seven percent of Ohio voters believe medical marijuana use under the care of a doctor should be legal, according to a poll released last week.

OHIO:  In 2003, Rob Ryan got cancer – the second of his three battles against the disease. This time, it was in his colon. The chemotherapy was wreaking havoc in his body. He wasn’t eating. Medicines his doctor prescribed didn’t stem his nausea. He was allergic to the opiates he received. Ryan, of Blue Ash, Read the full article…

Poll: Ohioans Strongly Back Medical Marijuana

87 percent of voters, including broad backing from every demographic measured, support allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes

OHIO: Ohio voters overwhelmingly back the use of medical marijuana and narrowly support making recreational use of the drug legal, according to poll results released Monday morning. A Quinnipiac University poll showed 87 percent of voters, including broad backing from every demographic measured, support allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes, compared to just 11 percent who Read the full article…

‘I Like Weed, And I’m A Good Person’: Pot Smokers Fight Stereotypes

Robcat20, who asked not to be identified by name because he fears being "labeled as a bad person" in his small town, says it's time that changed.

OHIO: Lighting up a freshly packed pipe is just the kind of afternoon delight iReporter robcat20 likes after dealing with a stressful day at work as an insurance agent. Usually he’ll put on a movie from Netflix while enjoying a good smoke from Stella, his pipe. There’s just one a problem: Smoking marijuana is illegal in his Read the full article…

2014 Pivotal Year For Medical Marijuana In Ohio

In Ohio, Ohio Rights Group, or ORG, is currently gathering signatures to put medical marijuana on the ballot in November 2014.

OHIO:  The New Year will bring with it many new laws. In Colorado, the first legal marijuana retailers open their doors for business, making them the first in the world to be licensed by the state. In Ohio, Ohio Rights Group, or ORG, is currently gathering signatures to put medical marijuana on the ballot in November Read the full article…