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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.

Democrat Proposes Medical Marijuana Bill

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The proposal from Dem .State Rep. Bob Hagan would legalize marijuana use under a doctor's care and let Ohio farmers grow hemp.
8:44AM
May
30, 2013

The bill that would legalize marijuana use under a doctor’s care and let Ohio farmers grow hemp is expected to see strong opposition in the GOP-controlled legislature.

Proposal For Medical Pot In Ohio Clears Legal Hurdle

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Proponents of the Ohio Cannibis Rights Amendment must first collect roughly 385,000 signatures in 44 of Ohio's 88 counties to get the issue before voters in November.
7:28AM
May
24, 2013

The Ohio Ballot Board’s approval Thursday sends the issue into its signature-gathering phase, with a 2014 vote most likely.

Poll Says Most Ohioans Favor Tax Hike On Drilling Companies

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
10:29AM
December
12, 2012

The wide-reaching poll also surveyed Ohioans on marijuana, same-sex marriage, and the practice of electing state Supreme Court justices.

Patrol Reports Sharp Increases In Drug Seizures

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Franklin County led the state with 310 drug arrests in the first half of 2012.
9:57AM
July 25, 2012

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says heroin seizures in the first half of 2012 increased 327 compared to the same period last year.

Ohio Troopers Stop Van, Seize Marijuana Worth $2 Million

11:03PM
April
7, 2012

The State Highway Patrol says troopers pulled over a minivan in southwestern Ohio this week and discovered it was hauling more than 500 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $2.1 million.