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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