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Group Wants Ohio Lawmakers To Legalize Marijuana Or They’ll Take It To Voters

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A group hoping to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Ohio has changed its legalization plan. It’s now looking at passing a state law rather than a constitutional amendment. The plan gives lawmakers four months from when the proposal is submitted to pass it as is, or the group can circulate more… Read More

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Democrats Sponsor Bill To Legalize, Regulate And Tax Marijuana In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Two Democrats are introducing a bill in the Ohio House that would legalize marijuana for personal use beyond the medical use already allowed in law now. It’s the first bill that would set up a structure for the state to regulate and tax it. Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) said his… Read More

The OUtlet: Season 6, Episode 5

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This is the October 17, 2017 broadcast of The OUtlet from WOUB News. On this week’s show, we’ll tell you how an event on Ohio University’s campus impacted survivors of sexual assault. One of our reporters sits down with former Ohio governor Ted Strickland. Athens County will have the opportunity to vote on decriminalizing marijuana… Read More

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Broader Marijuana Legalization Measure Detailed In Ohio

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Supporters of marijuana legalization in Ohio have finalized their proposal and begun collecting signatures for a 2016 ballot campaign. A spokesman for the Cleveland-based group Ohioans to End Prohibition says petition circulators were at baseball’s Opening Day in Cincinnati on Monday. Jason Wagner says his group’s proposed amendment would provide more cannabis access than a… Read More

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Proposed Marijuana Legalization Plan Changed to Allow Home Grown Pot

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One of the groups backing a plan to legalize marijuana in Ohio is making a big change to its proposal. ResponsibleOhio, the group that wants to establish ten growing sites throughout the state, is loosening up that requirement. ResponsibleOhio’s Lydia Bolendar says a provision will be added to its proposal that would allow Ohioans to… Read More