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Ohio legal marijuana backers sue over disputed petition deadline

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of recreational marijuana legalization in Ohio have sued state legislative leaders in an anticipated dispute over whether a referendum can appear on the state ballot in November. Ohio’s secretary of state submitted petitions on behalf of Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol to the Legislature Jan. 28, giving lawmakers four… Read More

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Efforts to legalize marijuana in Ohio get new life but faces opposition from top leaders

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Some Ohio lawmakers are throwing their support behind an initiated statute that would legalize marijuana for Ohioans ages 21 and older — giving new life to the proposal on 4/20, a day when cannabis enthusiasts celebrate the plant. Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) said it’s time for Ohio lawmakers to pass… Read More

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Republicans and groups friendly to them are at odds over whether to legalize marijuana in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A battle over whether to legalize marijuana is taking shape at the Ohio Statehouse. The lines are being drawn and groups that usually support each other on issues are finding they are at odds on this one. Ohio lawmakers are now considering three proposals to legalize marijuana. Two are… Read More

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Ohio pot legalization group falls short on signatures

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group seeking to legalize possessing and growing marijuana in Ohio has failed to gather enough signatures to put the issue in front of state lawmakers. Cleveland.com reports Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose sent Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol a letter Monday saying the group submitted 119,825 valid signatures…. Read More

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Legislators are on break with legal cannabis issue looming in 2022

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio House is on break until after the new year, but there are several issues that lawmakers are expected to tackle when they return. That includes potentially addressing two bills to legalize marijuana for personal use, with an issue that could go before voters next year. A group… Read More