Ohio Attorney General Gives Approval to Second Cannabis Legalization Initiative

Ohio’s legalizemeyoAttorney General Mike DeWine has given approval to an initiative to legalize cannabis, put forth by Legalize Marijuana and Hemp in Ohio. Once the initiative is approved by the Ohio Ballot Board, advocates will be given the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to put it to a vote this November. The proposal is separate from a legalization initiative put forth by ResponsibleOhio, which is also aiming for this November’s ballot.

Legalize Marijuana and Hemp in Ohio will now be required to collect 305,591 signatures from registered Ohio voters in half of Ohio’s 88 counties by July 1st in order to put the initiative on this year’s general election ballot.

If placed on the ballot and approved into law, the initiative – which is a constitutional amendment – would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis and the private cultivation of up to eight plants. State-licensed cannabis retail outlets would be authorized to distribute the plant. The full text of the proposal can be found by clicking here.

According to recent polling, 52% of Ohio voters support legalizing recreational cannabis, with 44% opposed.

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2 comments

    • Anonymous on May 9, 2015 at 10:44 pm
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    before helicopters Ohio had the finest herbs in this continent….mostly grown in the Appalachian regions, but sometimes used to pop up between rows of corn time to time…Ohio is one of the most perfect places to grow pot, if southeastern Ohio received 10 more days of precipitation it would be considered a temperate rain forest, just like the Emerald triangle in the Northwest famed for high quality pot…much of Ohio just happens to be the same latitude as the famed “emerald triangle” of Northern California, the same as both are known for their wine.
    I’ve tried herbs from all over this land and a couple others, even some of this new “medical” grade, but nothing has come close to the strains grown in Ohio’s Emerald Triangle 25 years ago, ..sure they may been some higher THC counts in some, but they’ve ignored the cannabinoids that gave you that trippy, everything is freakin hilarious, laugh your ass off type of buzz from back then…it made you want to go do things, not just veg on a couch…come on OhighO….its your destiny!

    • Dale Ledingham on May 8, 2015 at 4:10 pm
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    Support this bill. Be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem.

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