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…

Investor-Driven Legalization: A Bitter Pill To Swallow

The NORML board of directors voted to endorse Issue 3, the Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative, a proposed constitutional amendment that will appear on the ballot on November 3rd.

By Keith Stroup NORML Endorses the Ohio Legalization Initiative The NORML board of directors voted to endorse Issue 3, the Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative, a proposed constitutional amendment that will appear on the ballot on November 3rd. The proposal would end marijuana prohibition in Ohio, legalizing both medical and recreational use, so NORML’s endorsement came Read the full article…

Monopoly On Ohio Marijuana Market Could Be Cloudy Issue

Ohio may be 5th state to legalize recreational marijuana today

OHIO: If the federal government ever lifts its national prohibition of marijuana, ResponsibleOhio‘s proposed monopoly on growing it in Ohio likely would go up in smoke. That’s because of the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause, which reserves the ability to control trade between states exclusively for the federal government, constitutional scholars say. Ohio can do what it Read the full article…

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…

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…

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…

2 Ballot Measures To Legalize Marijuana Emerge In Ohio

lawmakers are moving ahead with legislative efforts to allow for the limited use of medical ‘cannabis’ while simultaneously forbidding anyone from either inhaling the herb or possessing its flowers

OHIO:  Two proposed ballot measures to legalize medical and recreational marijuana have emerged in Ohio in less than a month.    The latest, on Thursday from Ohioans to End Prohibition, would legalize the purchase, possession and use of cannabis and cannabis products for Ohioans, ages 21 or older. The group hopes to get the Cannabis Control Read the full article…