Marijuana

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9:36 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Ohio Lawmakers Send Anti-Monopoly Measure To Fall Ballot

State lawmakers have sent a proposal to the fall ballot that would ban constitutional monopolies, an effort with the potential to scuttle marijuana legalization in the state. 

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9:32 am
Wed July 1, 2015

ResponsibleOhio Submits Petition Signatures

A group that wants to put a marijuana legalization plan on this fall’s ballot has turned in its petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. 

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9:22 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

Possible Anti-Monopoly Ballot Issue Could Trump Pot Vote

An Ohio Senate panel is weighing potential changes to an anti-monopoly proposal that potentially could block marijuana legalization this fall. 

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7:15 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Ballot Board Approves Cannabis Control Amendment For 2016 Ballot

The Ohio Ballot Board has cleared a marijuana legalization amendment for the November 2016 ballot. The board has certified the measure as a single ballot issue.

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7:08 am
Thu June 25, 2015

Ohio House Approves Anti-Marijuana Legalization Resolution

The Ohio House has approved a resolution designed to block an effort to put marijuana legalization measures before voters.

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6:38 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Husted Wants Voter Registrations Collected By Pro-Marijuana Group Scrutinized

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Credit State of Ohio

Voter registrations collected by a marijuana legalization campaign are to be closely scrutinized for potential fraud under orders of Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

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6:53 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Pro-Marijuana Group Releases Study Of Impact Of Legalization

Republican Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, who heads a task force on marijuana legalization, says his group has conducted an analysis of the potential impacts of decriminalization.

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6:35 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Group Claims Success In Petition Drive

Backers of an effort to legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana use say they have collected more than enough valid petition signatures to qualify for the 2015 ballot.

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7:10 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Efforts Prompt Calls For Changing Amendment Process

The possibility of a state constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana and create 10 official growing sites has critics saying it's time to change the way amendments are brought to voters.

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7:26 am
Fri May 22, 2015

DeWine Rejects Third Marijuana Legalization Effort

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a petition for the third proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana, saying the proposed summary of the so-called Cannabis Control Amendment contains too many inconsistencies regarding restrictions on minors.

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6:58 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

State Auditor Speaks Out Against Some Constitutional Amendments

Ohio Auditor David Yost
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State Auditor David Yost says he wants to make it harder to amend Ohio's constitution through ballot initiatives that provide economic benefits to few individuals or create monopolies.   

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11:50 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Ballot Board Approves Second Marijuana Proposal

The Ohio Ballot Board has approved language in a second amendment that would legalize marijuana use.

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2:24 am
Sat April 25, 2015

DeWine Rejects Marijuana Legalization Effort Backed By Former Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate

Charlie Earl is one of the backers of a marijuana legalization effort rejected by Ohio's Attorney General.
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Another marijuana legalization effort in Ohio has missed its initial state hurdle.

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9:39 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Effort More Than 50 Percent Toward Signature Goal

A group looking to put a marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot says it has collected more than 160 thousand of the nearly 306 thousand necessary petition signatures.

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7:42 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Poll: Most Ohioans Support Marijuana Legalization

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows a majority of Ohioans support legalization of marijuana for medicinal or recreational use.

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7:11 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Ballot Board Approves Petition Language For Pot Legalization Effort

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The Ohio Ballot Board has unanimously approved petition language for a group that wants to legalize marijuana in Ohio. 

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6:57 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Teacher Charged With Rape May Also Face Drug Charges

Matthew Rausenberg
Credit Delaware County Sheriff's Office

The Delaware County elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing two students could be facing more charges. 

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6:38 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Backers Issue Revenue Estimates

A group seeking to legalize marijuana in Ohio this year has estimated how much revenue their plan could generate.

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6:23 am
Fri February 27, 2015

DeWine Rejects Second Marijuana Legalization Proposal

Credit responsibleohioans.org

For the second time this month, a campaign seeking to legalize marijuana has failed to clear a legal hurdle. 

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7:38 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Backers Propose Delaware County Grow Site

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ResponsibleOhio, the group that hopes to put a marijuana legalization amendment on the ballot this fall, has made two changes to its proposal.

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