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Ohio Panel OKs Marijuana Legalization Effort As Single Issue

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10:21AM
March
21, 2015

Backers of an effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio for medicinal and recreational use can now collect the thousands of signatures needed to get the proposal before voters.

Ohio AG Certifies Petition For Marijuana Legalization Issue

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Ballot proposal language from ResponsibleOhio has been approved by the Ohio Attorney General. The proposal now goes to the Ohio Ballot Board.
1:45PM
March
13, 2015

A marijuana legalization effort in Ohio has cleared a key governmental hurdle.

Group Pushing Marijuana Amendment Makes Major Change

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ResponsibleOhio still intends to put its issue on the ballot this fall.
8:29AM
February 18, 2015

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio are changing their proposal to let Ohioans grow four pot plants in their home.

Pot Legalization Plan Would Bring Grow Site To Franklin County

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ResponsibleOhio spokesman Chris Stock says the plan includes regulations on marijuana growth, sales and use in Ohio.
8:00AM
February 10, 2015

The group behind a proposed marijuana legalization amendment has released more details about its plan, including where the regulated pot would be grown.

Group Trying To Legalize Pot In Ohio Uses Liquor Laws As Template

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9:56AM
January
21, 2015

A group hoping to put a marijuana legalization question before voters on the fall ballot is releasing more details about its proposal.

Well-Funded Medical Pot Campaign On The Horizon?

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A Quinnipiac poll in February showed 87 percent of Ohio voters support medical marijuana, and there are reports that a well-funded campaign is coming, modeled after the successful drive that casino backers made to the ballot.
7:58AM
August
12, 2014

Medical marijuana didn’t make the ballot this year, but there are reports that a well-funded campaign is coming.

A Central Ohio Man Gets 3 Years For Injuring Officer, Woman

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A 43 year old man is sentenced for hitting a police officer and a woman with his vehicle.
9:47AM
May
6, 2014

A central Ohio man who had been smoking marijuana before he hit a police officer and another person standing on a highway ramp at an accident scene has been sentenced to more than three years behind bars.

Poll Shows Support For Gay Marriage, Medical Marijuana In Ohio

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The new poll from Quinnipiac University shows 87 percent of Ohio voters support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, and 50 percent support legalizing same-sex marriage.
8:31AM
February
24, 2014

A new independent poll shows increasing support for gay marriage and medical marijuana in Ohio.

Ohio Pot Seizures Down In 2013

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Removal of the illegal plants came at the hands of sheriff's deputies in multiple counties, with support from agents from the Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
8:54AM
November
12, 2013

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reports that authorities found more than 20,470 plants during the summer growing season in Ohio. That’s a 76 percent decline from 2010, when authorities seized a record 84,660 plants in the annual effort.

Marijuana Proposal Stricken Down By Ohio A.G.

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The proponents needed DeWine's approval before gathering the roughly 386,000 valid signatures needed by next July to get the issue before voters in Nov. 2014.
7:24AM
August
13, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize the use of marijuana in the state.