Medical Marijuana

Ohio Public Radio

Ohioans with health problems who want medical marijuana are starting to take sides over which plan they support.

Supporters of medical marijuana may begin collecting signatures to put the issue on the November ballot in Ohio. 

A group seeking to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio through a proposed constitutional amendment has cleared an initial hurdle. 

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected the summary for a statewide ballot issue seeking to legalize medical marijuana and industrial hemp.

Ohio AG Issues 4th Rejection to Medical Marijuana Group

Mar 18, 2016

Attorney General Mike DeWine has, for a fourth time, rejected one group's effort to get a medical marijuana question on Ohio's ballot. 

Another group has announced it's working to get a measure to legalize medical marijuana on the Ohio ballot.

A group that has worked successfully to pass medical marijuana laws in other states says it's proceeding with plans for a constitutional amendment in Ohio.

A group gathering petition signatures to put a marijuana legalization proposal on the ballot this year has put the effort on hold amid trouble raising money for the campaign. 

Two state senators plan to hold town hall-style forums to gather public opinion about how to proceed with the issue of legalizing medicinal marijuana use.

Some long time advocates of medical marijuana are questioning why they were not included in the Ohio House's new task force to study the subject. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger has named a task force of state lawmakers, business leaders, law enforcement groups and others to study the issue of medical marijuana.  

The future of marijuana in Ohio is uncertain after the resounding defeat of an effort to legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use in a single vote.  Few people, however, believe the fight is over.  

People who want to legalizate medical marijuana in Ohio say they are ready to vote for Issue 3, even if they don’t particularly like all of the aspects of the plan. 

FitzGerald Backs Medical Marijuana Legalization

Sep 11, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald says he supports the legalization of medical marijuana if the user is under a doctor's supervision, breaking from nearly all Republicans and many Democrats in the state who have been hesitant to endorse it.

Medical Marijuana Doesn't Make Ballot, But Debate Continues

Aug 11, 2014

Medical marijuana didn’t make the ballot this year, as supporters failed to collect the required number of petition signatures needed to get their measure before voters.

Medical Marijuana Issue Fails To Qualify For Fall Ballot

Jul 2, 2014
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A push to place a medical marijuana question before Ohio voters this fall has failed.

Ohio voters could be asked to legalize medical marijuana in November.

Supporters of medical marijuana legalization will march in Cleveland this weekend as an effort to get a constitutional amendment before voters continues.

Poll Focuses On Same-Sex Marriage, Medical Marijuana

Feb 25, 2014

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Ohioans are split over same-sex marriage, but a majority support the use of medical marijuana.

Ohioans could vote on whether to legalize medical marijuana next year if a group of activists are able to get the issue on the ballot.