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Will Ohio legalize medical marijuana in 2016? – Marijuana News

COLUMBUS — After Ohio voters resoundingly defeated an ill-formed effort to legalize marijuana last fall, everyone started talking about "doing something" on medical marijuana.

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New Ohio medical marijuana measure announced for 2016 ballot – Marijuana News

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans could vote on dueling medical marijuana measures this fall.

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Medical marijuana backers planning new push for Ohio's 2016 ballot – Marijuana News

After sitting out a failed effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio last year, a national pot policy group is taking the lead to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio.

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Medical marijuana backers planning new push for Ohio's 2016 ballot – Marijuana News

After sitting out a failed effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio last year, a national pot policy group is taking the lead to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio.

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Ohio voters support medical marijuana amendment, poll finds – Marijuana News

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Several polls have shown most Ohioans favor legalizing marijuana for medical use, but a new survey indicates there's enough support to make medicinal marijuana a constitutional right.

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Pro-marijuana group ResponsibleOhio dead, founder says, won't press ballot issue in 2016 – Marijuana News

Ohio lawmakers announce the formation of a task force to study medical marijuana. Image: Jackie Borchardt, Cleveland.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The co-founder of the group behind Ohio's failed marijuana initiative said Thursday that ResponsibleOhio is dead and the state legislature is the best route to legalize marijuana for medical use.

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Pro-marijuana group ResponsibleOhio dead, founder says, won't press ballot issue in 2016 – Marijuana News

Ohio lawmakers announce the formation of a task force to study medical marijuana. Image: Jackie Borchardt, Cleveland.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The co-founder of the group behind Ohio's failed marijuana initiative said Thursday that ResponsibleOhio is dead and the state legislature is the best route to legalize marijuana for medical use.

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Ohio marijuana legalization debate far from over – Marijuana News

Image: Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans in November rejected a well-funded proposal to legalize marijuana, but the issue isn't going away anytime soon. More ballot issues are in the works, state lawmakers have vowed to act on medical marijuana, and activists across the state are working on local ballot measures that would allow people to possess marijuana without penalty.

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Ohio marijuana legalization debate far from over – Marijuana News

Image: Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans in November rejected a well-funded proposal to legalize marijuana, but the issue isn't going away anytime soon. More ballot issues are in the works, state lawmakers have vowed to act on medical marijuana, and activists across the state are working on local ballot measures that would allow people to possess marijuana without penalty.

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Failed pot campaign in Ohio admits mistakes, says it will be back – Marijuana News

Ohio state flag. Image: Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons

The man who led the for-profit marijuana-legalization amendment that Ohioans soundly defeated on Nov. 3 says the campaign made two major mistakes: limiting growing sites to 10 owners and using the pot-head mascot Buddie.

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Failed pot campaign in Ohio admits mistakes, says it will be back – Marijuana News

Ohio state flag. Image: Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons

The man who led the for-profit marijuana-legalization amendment that Ohioans soundly defeated on Nov. 3 says the campaign made two major mistakes: limiting growing sites to 10 owners and using the pot-head mascot Buddie.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich goes on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert', talks marijuana legalization, job creation – Marijuana News

John Kasich in New Hampshire, July 2015. Image: Marc Nozell via Wikimedia Commons.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — After nabbing a spot in next week's Republican debate, John Kasich went on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Friday night to share his ideas to a different type of audience.

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Ohio voters soundly reject marijuana legalization initiative – Marijuana News

Buddie, the mascot for the pro-marijuana legalization group ResponsibleOhio, holds a sign at Ohio State University in Columbus on election day.  Image: John Minchillo, Associated Press
Ohio voters soundly rejected a marijuana initiative Tuesday that would have legalized recreational and medicinal use of the drug, and would have limited commercial growing to a small group of investors who drafted and promoted the measure.
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Ohio voters to decide on legalizing recreational marijuana use

A Responsible Ohio Sticker. AP Photo: John Minchillo

Ohio voters will decide on Tuesday whether to become the first U.S. Midwestern state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, although a rival ballot measure could kill the law before it takes effect.
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Marijuana vote in Ohio difficult to predict

Ohio state flag. Image via Wikimedia Commons
 
 
The television commercials, direct-mail ads, endorsements and debates are over: It’s time to decide whether marijuana will be legal in Ohio.
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Ohio now a battleground state for marijuana

Flag of Ohio at Sawyer Point. Image: Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons
Barry Petersen ~ CBS News ~
 
Four states already allow recreational pot, but approved medical marijuana first. Now, Ohio could make history by legalizing both at the same time, and the pro-marijuana camp is ramping up as the days until the vote are counting down.
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Effort underway to expunge marijuana convictions for Ohioans

Scales of justice. Image via Wikimedia Commons
 
COLUMBUS — While campaigning for legal pot through Issue 3, ResponsibleOhio took steps Tuesday to pass a law that would allow Ohioans with marijuana convictions to go to court to get their records expunged.
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National marijuana group endorses Issue 3 in Ohio, with reservations

The flag of Ohio at Sawyer Point in in Cincinnati, Ohio. Image: Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons

Jackie Borchardt ~ Cleveland.com ~

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's Issue 3 received its first endorsement from a national marijuana advocacy group, but the group says the proposed constitutional amendment is not the best way to legalize marijuana.

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