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

ROCKY RIVER, OH – A police search of the home of Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez yielded marijuana, pipes and other smoking paraphernalia, court documents said. Perez, 28, and his wife, Melanie, attended a hearing Tuesday at Rocky River, Ohio, Municipal Court, where the inventory of items found by officers in the June 4 search was filed, the […] Continue Reading

COLUMBUS, OH — Legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana has been introduced to the Ohio legislature. House Bill 153 was introduced to the House by Rep. Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) on May 2, the same day he introduced Joint Resolution 6, which seeks to place an adult-use legalization bill before voters.  The bill […] Continue Reading