Medical Marijuana

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.

Medical Marijuana Bill Likely Headed For Ballot

May 30, 2013

Some Ohioans are trying to gather enough petition signatures to put an issue on the statewide ballot that would allow the use of medical marijuana and the growing of hemp.

Panel Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Issue

May 24, 2013

The Ohio Ballot Board has approved a proposed constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana and certain uses of hemp.

Medical Marijuana Opponents Speak Out

Feb 28, 2013

For more than a decade, backers of a plan to legalize medical marijuana have tried unsuccessfully to convince Ohio lawmakers to approve the idea.