Ohio

GRANVILLE, OH — According to a new analysis by the Clemency Report, some states are still suspending the driver’s licenses of convicted cannabis offenders unrelated to any actual driving offense (as part of a federal law called the 1992 Solomon-Lautenberg Act). The report finds that a vast majority of states have abandoned enforcing this unfunded […] Continue Reading

COLUMBUS, OH — Eighty-seven percent of Ohio voters think that people should be able to use marijuana as medicine, although nearly all of the currently elected state officials, including Gov. John Kasich, disagree. However, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, some of the candidates running in November’s election — Ed FitzGerald (D), David Pepper (D), Micah […] Continue Reading

ASHVILLE, OH — An Ashville, Ohio, man shot and killed himself after a two-hour standoff at a property where he was growing marijuana Tuesday evening. According to the Columbus Dispatch, citing police sources, local authorities were working with the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Marijuana Eradication and Clandestine Lab unit when a state helicopter spotted […] Continue Reading

COLUMBUS, OH — An attempt to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio does not have enough voters to qualify for the November ballot, supporters said Tuesday. Activists had collected about 100,000 signatures from voters, far short of the over 385,000 needed by this week’s deadline to place the measure before voters in November. However, in Ohio, petitions can carry […] Continue Reading

COLUMBUS, OH — Most Ohio voters support regulating the adult use of cannabis, while a super-majority endorses legalizing the plant for therapeutic purposes, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released last week. Fifty-one percent of respondents support “allowing adults in Ohio to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.” Forty-four percent of respondents opposed the idea. […] Continue Reading

ROCKY RIVER, OH — Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez pleaded no contest Tuesday to drug abuse, a fourth degree misdemeanor, in Rocky River, Ohio court. In June, a six-ounce bag of marijuana was mailed to his Ohio home from Los Angeles, addressed to Brody Baum. Perez’ dog’s name is Brody, and his wife’s maiden name is Baum. Police […] Continue Reading

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio’s Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana saying the language in the bill was not “fair and truthful” and omitted key information. The petition for the proposed amendment, the End Ohio Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012 [sic], was submitted by Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis on August 2, with 2,304 […] Continue Reading

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