Report: Legalizing Cannabis in Ohio Would Create 35,000 New Jobs

An initiative to legalize cannabis that’s set to be placed on this November’s ballot in Ohio would create nearly 35,000 new jobsMedical marijuana is shown in a jar at The Joint Cooperative in Seattle, according to a report released today by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters.

“Legalization is coming to Ohio”, says Deters, who served as state treasurer from 1999 to 2004. “We need to accept the reality is going to happen”.

“Why in the world knowing this is coming would we let the bad guys have the money?” Deters wondered, noting that the black-market for cannabis continues to thrive . “I have come to believe the current laws hurt minorities”

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Enough Signatures Collected To Put Cannabis Legalization To A Vote in Ohio This November

ohiovoteAdvocates of a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational cannabis in Ohio have collected over 550,000 signatures to place the initiative on this November’s general election ballot, well more than the 305,591 signatures required, according to a Tuesday press release by the group ResponsibleOhio.

“Because of the outpouring of support for the legalization of marijuana, today, we have more than 550,000 signatures on our petition,” says ResponsibleOhio Executive Director Ian James.  “We’re proud to have the support of so many Ohioans in our effort to legalize medical marijuana for the chronically ill and for personal use by Ohioans 21 years and older.”

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Ohio Ballot Board Gives Approval to Cannabis Legalization Initiative, Advocates Aim for November Ballot

Source: Weed DepotLess than a week after the state’s attorney general gave approval to an initiative to legalize cannabis, the Ohio Ballot Board has done the same, giving advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to put it to a vote of the people this November.

The proposal, filed by Legalize Marijuana and Hemp in Ohio, 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 substance to anyone 21 and older. The measure is separate from a legalization initiative by ResponsibleOhio, which is also hoping to put the issue on this November’s ballot.

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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.

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Over 160,000 Signatures Collected to Place Legalization Initiative on November Ballot in Ohio

In less ohiojointthan a month, advocates of an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in Ohio have collected over 160,000 signatures to place the proposal on this November’s general election ballot. The group is required to collect 305,591 signatures from registered Ohio voters by July 1st, a goal they’re well on track to make.

“We have over 160,000 signatures”, says Ian James, a sokesperson for ResponsibleOhio, the group behind the initiative; “By the end of this week, we’ll have over 200,000.”

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Activists Begin Collecting Signatures on Second Initiative to Legalize Cannabis in Ohio

Ohioans jillyTo End Prohibition (OTEP) began collecting signatures Monday on their constitutional amendment to legalize recreational and medical cannabis.

The group is hoping to put their initiative to a vote of the people next year, on the 2016 general election ballot. First, the group must collect 1,000 signatures from registered voters in order to submit the issue to the Ohio attorney general for review. Once they receive approval from the attorney general, they’ll be required to collect roughly 300,000 signatures to put their initiative to a vote.

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Ohio: Advocates Begin Collecting Signatures on Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

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ResponsibleOhio announced today that they’ve starting collecting signatures on their petition to legalize cannabis.
ResponsibleOhio, a group attempting to put an initiative to legalize cannabis on this year’s general election ballot, has officially starting collecting signatures for their proposal.

The group is required to submit 305,591 signatures from registered voters by July 1st, with the signatures gathered from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties; in each of the counties the total gathered must amount to 5% of the 2014 gubernatorial vote.

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Ohio Ballot Board Approves Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

The Ohiojoint Ballot Board has given approval to an initiative to legalize cannabis, giving advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures towards putting the proposal on the 2015 general election ballot. The initiative was approved last week by the state’s Secretary of State.

The initiative, put forth by ResponsibleOhio, would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older, and would establish a system of state-licensed cannabis retail outlets. These outlets would be supplied by ten cannabis production centers located throughout the state.

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Cannabis Legalization Initiative Approved by Ohio Secretary of State

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has given approval to an initiative to legalizemmw_pot_112108_article recreational cannabis, put forth by the group ResponsibleOhio.

The proposal would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, and the private cultivation of up to four cannabis plants, for those 21 and older. The measure would also legalize cannabis retail outlets which would be authorized to distribute the plant.

A tax of 15% would be imposed on all gross revenue brought in by cultivation and production centers (which would supply retail outlets with the cannabis they would then sell to the public), with a 5% tax imposed on the gross revenue of each cannabis retail outlet.

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Campaign to Legalize Cannabis in Ohio Raises At Least $36 Million

ResponsibleOhiooh, a group working to legalize cannabis in Ohio, has raised at least $36 million in their effort to put a legalization initiative on this November’s ballot.

Investors have contributed at least $4 million to each of nine limited liability corporations tied to ResponsibleOhio, according to securities offering filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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