Ohio Group Aims For 2015 Ballot Issue To Legalize Marijuana

“Marijuana for medical and personal use should be a choice made by adults 21 and older in this state. We are going to end this failed prohibition,” said Lydia Bolander, spokeswoman for the campaign.

OHIO:  Ohioans could be voting on a marijuana ballot issue next year unlike any other in the country, involving 10 wealthy individuals who would essentially invest to obtain the right to grow and sell marijuana wholesale for personal use by residents 21 or older. A group calling itself ResponsibleOhio said it will back an issue Read the full article…

Campaign To Legalize Marijuana Use In Ohio Quietly Underway And Borrows Page From Casino Campaign

One of Colorado’s largest chains of marijuana stores on Wednesday laid off 65 employees — or about 45 percent of the company’s total workforce

OHIO:  A campaign to legalize the medical and recreational use of marijuana in Ohio is quietly taking shape and includes plans to place an amendment to the Ohio Constitution before voters in November 2015, the Northeast Ohio Media Group has learned. The campaign plans to push an amendment, that if approved by voters, would guarantee Read the full article…

Ohio Residents Join Legal Hemp Harvest In Kentucky, Touting Jobs Creation, Brain Food

The agricultural excitement spurred some of Ohio's long-time hemp advocates to travel south to meet the farmers and gain first-hand experience with the plant that cannabis prohibition has kept out of American fields until very recently. -

OHIO:  For the first time in two generations, the Industrial Hemp crop has been legally harvested in Kentucky. The hemp plots were grown in compliance with Kentucky state law and in accordance with Sec. 7606 of the 2014 US Farm Bill (Agricultural Act of 2014) that authorized hemp cultivation for research purposes in states that Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana A High For Licking County Manufacturer

A lawmaker on the country’s largest American Indian reservation has introduced a bill to reaffirm the tribe’s stance against legalizing marijuana.

OHIO:  Forget the California Gold Rush. It’s so mid-1800s. Like a growing number of entrepreneurs nationwide, Andy Joseph knows that his business fortunes are tied, for better or worse, to what he describes as the “green rush.” Business is booming at Joseph’s Licking County-based manufacturing company, Apeks. Sales jumped from $750,000 in 2012 to $3.2 million in Read the full article…

Ed FitzGerald Endorses Medical Marijuana in Naked, Last-Ditch Ploy for Ohio Votes

As the Ohio Rights Group eyes getting an amendment before the voters in the November 2015 elections, it seems that medical marijuana proponents deserve better than FitzGerald's hail mary.

OHIO:  Yesterday, Ed FitzGerald gave a phone interview to the Cincinnati Enquirer in which he came out in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio. Of course, this news comes just days after one poll showed that Fitz — current Cuyahoga County Executive, Democratic candidate for Governor, and noted fan of parking lots — was trailing Read the full article…

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…

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…