A Plan For Growth: Groups Push To Get Marijuana Legalization On The Ballot

If voters legalize marijuana this November, it will open up a multitude of business opportunities for cannabis producers, processors, and support businesses.

OHIO:  Cary Senders looks forward to the day when marijuana cultivation and sale is legal in Ohio, and he’s hoping it will come soon after an Ohio constitutional amendment passes in November. That’s because he sees a business opportunity. Senders operates iGrow Induction Lighting and Sure To Grow with his brother, Eric, and another partner, Ari Seaman. Read the full article…

Union Groups Say OK To Marijuana Legalization

The three largest state branches of the union representing nearly 70,000 retail workers, endorsed Wednesday an initiative to legalize marijuana.

OHIO:  The three largest Ohio branches of the union representing nearly 70,000 retail workers, endorsed Wednesday the ResponsibleOhio initiative to legalize marijuana. “The executive board of these locals, which are made up of rank-and-file members, made a decision to support this proposal because we want to make sure that we have good jobs in the Read the full article…

Attorney General Rejects Petition For Legalize Marijuana In Ohio Amendment

MMJ reduces opioid use

OHIO:  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today rejected the petition for the proposed Legalize Marijuana in Ohio amendment because the summary of the petition was not “fair and truthful.” On April 17th, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Constitution by adding the Legalize Marijuana in Ohio Amendment. Attorney Read the full article…

New Quinnipiac Poll: 50 Percent Of Ohio Supports Legalization Plan

Quinnipiac, an independent Connecticut-based polling institute that regularly surveys Ohio voters, found that 52 percent support allowing possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, while 44 percent oppose.

OHIO: A campaign to legalize personal and medical marijuana use in Ohio starts with slightly more than 50 percent of the state supporting the concept, according to a poll by Quinnipiac University released on Monday. Whether those 50 percent will support the specific plan now going through the signature-gathering process is another question. Quinnipiac, an independent Read the full article…

Scotts Jumps Into The Marijuana Market With Deal For Hydroponics Company

OHIO: Hawthorne Gardening Co., a Scotts subsidiary formed in October, purchased General Hydroponics Inc. and Bio-Organic Solutions Inc.

OHIO: The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. offshoot that targets young, urban gardeners has acquired a Santa Rosa, California-based hydroponics company popular with marijuana growers. Hawthorne Gardening Co., a Scotts subsidiary formed in October, purchased General Hydroponics Inc. and Bio-Organic Solutions Inc. Terms were not disclosed, but the acquisition should position the company in the growing marijuana market.

Summary Of The Five Ohio Marijuana Proposals

There are five legalization efforts underway in the state, four by ballot measures and one proposed legislative bill in the House of Representatives.

OHIO:  There are five legalization efforts underway in the state, four by ballot measures to amend to the state’s constitution and one as a proposed legislative bill in the House of Representatives. Following is a quick look at what the measures call for. Initiative: Marijuana Legalization Amendment. Ballot goal: November 2015. Background: This business-backed, political Read the full article…

Ohio Marijuana-Legalization Group Begins Collecting Signatures For Ballot Issue

"We're starting collection in major cities and will expand across Ohio in the coming weeks," the group announced in a post to Twitter.

OHIO: ResponsibleOhio, one of the groups supporting legalization of marijuana in Ohio, started collecting signatures Wednesday with the goal of getting its issue before voters this fall. “We’re starting collection in major cities and will expand across Ohio in the coming weeks,” the group announced in a post to Twitter. Spokeswoman Lydia Bolander described initial efforts as Read the full article…

$36 Million Raised For Ohio Marijuana Legalization Proposal

Quinnipiac, an independent Connecticut-based polling institute that regularly surveys Ohio voters, found that 52 percent support allowing possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, while 44 percent oppose.

OHIO:  Investors have raised at least $36 million to fund Responsible Ohio‘s plan to legalize marijuana and purchase the commercial growing sites promised to campaign backers. Investors contributed $4 million to each of nine limited liability corporations tied to ResponsibleOhio last year, according to securities offering filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. ResponsibleOhio Read the full article…

Ohio’s Marijuana Legalization Ballot Proposal Revised To Include Home Grow

weed not opiates

OHIO:  Ohioans would be able to grow up to four marijuana plants for personal use under a revised constitutional amendment proposed by Responsible Ohio. The initial draft ballot language for the marijuana legalization amendment, released last week, hadn’t allowed people to grow their own plants, a restriction that drew criticism from other pro-marijuana advocates. “After Read the full article…

Cincinnati Would Become Ohio Marijuana Capital Under Proposal

Though marijuana arrests dropped 6.5 percent nationwide between 2003 and 2014, possession arrests in Virginia increased by 76 percent in the same period

OHIO:  The Cincinnati area would become the marijuana-growing capital of Ohio – with Hamilton, Butler and Clermont counties each hosting a marijuana farm – under a proposal that advocates hope to put before Ohio voters as early as this fall. The proposed ballot amendment would legalize marijuana for recreational use by adults 21 and older Read the full article…