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

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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 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

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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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The Ohio marijuana vote that could make Nick Lachey a weed kingpin. Yes, that Nick Lachey

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson at the Headquarters of US Marine Corps, 2005. Image: Craig Sjodin via Wikimedia Commons

Jessica Contrera ~ Washington Post ~

If Ohio votes yes on marijuana legalization on Tuesday, the Cincinnati native and long-ago leading man of “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica” will automatically become one of the top weed kingpins in the Buckeye State.

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Pot Legalization Effort in US Heartland Takes Many Paths

Michael McGovern, a representative from ResponsibleOhio, a pro-marijuana legalization group, wears a sticker during a promotional tour stop at Miami University, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Oxford, Ohio. AP Photo/John Minchillo
Julie Carr Smyth ~ Associated Press ~
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- So a few states out West and a couple cities on the East Coast have voted to legalize marijuana. Does that mean legal pot can fly in the heartland?
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Ohio now a battleground state for marijuana

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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

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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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Most Populous State Yet May Legalize Pot in November

Ohio state flag

An Ohio ballot measure makes some reformers squirm, but backers says its grower oligopoly is nothing to worry about.

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Marijuana amendment will go before Ohio voters in November

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Jill Drury ~ WDTN.com ~

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – An amendment asking for the legalization of marijuana in Ohio will be on the ballot in November.

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Some Ohio employers bracing if pot is legalized

Cannabis bud and hand.
 
Cincinnati area businesses are already pondering what they should do if Ohio votes this fall to legalize marijuana, including use of medicinal pot on the job.
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Ohio marijuana law petition signatures confirmed

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The initiative, which would expunge criminal records for past cannabis convictions if marijuana becomes legal, received the necessary 1,000 signatures from registered Ohio voters.
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Ohio businesses capitalize on legal marijuana industry

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JOHNSTOWN, Ohio -- Andy Joseph didn't seek the marijuana industry -- it found him.
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Ohio marijuana legalization report touts job creation, examines claims from both sides of debate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A task force commissioned by ResponsibleOhio to study the effects of its marijuana legalization plan released its findings here Thursday morning but did not endorse the group's proposed constitutional amendment.
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