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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio attorney general has rejected petition language for a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana. Attorney General Dave Yost said Tuesday the petition submitted last week fails to include information that’s listed in the proposed amendment. The measure titled “An Amendment to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” would allow people… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A new effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio is underway. The proposal is called the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Amendment. Backers of the measure submitted the initial petition and 1,000 signatures to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office on Monday for review. Cleveland attorney Tom Haren represents a group wanting to legalize marijuana and… Read More
Now that 2020 has arrived, scores of new laws are going into effect across the country. From legalization of marijuana and criminal justice reform to raising minimum wage and the cost of electric cars, state legislatures are having a major impact on the nation’s laws. The Hill’s Reid Wilson joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss specific… Read More
Sniff and search is no longer the default for police in some of the 33 states that have legalized marijuana. Traditionally, an officer could use the merest whiff of weed to justify a warrantless vehicle search, and whatever turned up — pot, other kinds of illegal drugs, something else the motorist wasn’t allowed to have… Read More
SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man confused about Ohio drug laws has called a police department demanding that officers return the small amount of marijuana they “stole” from him. WXIX-TV reports the man told a Sharonville police dispatcher in an expletive-laced call Tuesday that it’s legal to possess 100 grams of marijuana, and the amount officers… Read More
As more than 30 states have liberalized marijuana laws, the use and potency of the drug have increased. The surgeon general says there’s no safe amount of marijuana for adolescents and pregnant women.
There continue to be concerns by cities and police agencies that they can no longer easily prosecute people who are carrying small amounts of marijuana because of the state’s new law allowing hemp and CBD oil. Some say the problem is there’s no good way to test marijuana to see whether it complies with the… Read More
The backer of a new law legalizing hemp and CBD oil in Ohio says law enforcement officials will soon have access to new testing technology that will be able to easily distinguish the amount of THC in a product. That testing is needed in order for cities to comply with the new law. But at… Read More
Most states have legalized marijuana in some form. But federal law still considers it an illegal drug, which exposes banks to legal risk if they handle weed-related money or transactions.
Ohio’s medical marijuana program is still in its infancy as dispensaries continue to open their doors. Some around the region are working to make sure the #457SEO gets in on the money that can be made at grow operations, testing facilities, processing facilities and dispensaries. In this episode: Hemp Industry Daily’s Kristen Nichols discusses the… Read More
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
As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the Ohio Valley with addiction and death, the search for safer methods of pain management has become increasingly urgent. Advocates for medical marijuana have recently made inroads in the area with growing scientific evidence that the substance currently considered of no medical value by the federal government might… Read More
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
Backers of an effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio for medicinal and recreational use have started collecting the thousands of signatures needed to get the proposal before voters. The group ResponsibleOhio started gathering signatures on Wednesday to get on the ballot in November. The group says it will start in the state’s larger cities and… Read More
An Amesville man is in custody on alleged parole violations after an investigation by the Athens Major Crimes Unit allegedly discovered an indoor marijuana grow operation and stolen firearms at his home. Ernest S. Burchfield, 61, of 16676 State Route 550, was interviewed by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority on March 11, and they “noted… Read More