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Ohio Ballot Board Certifies Initiative to Legalize Marijuana for Those 21+

The Ohio Ballot Board has officially certified the Marijuana Rights and Regulations Act, giving proponents the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures. The Ballot Board’s approval of the initiative comes roughly a week after Attorney General Mike DeWine certified the initiative’s language as being “fair and truthful”. Advocates of the measure must now collect 305,591 signatures from registered …

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Ohio AG Certifies Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has officially certified the ballot language for a proposed initiative that would legalize marijuana for everyone 21 and older. The petition language for the Marijuana Rights and Regulations act was certified as being “fair and truthful” by AG DeWine. This is the first step towards the proposal being put to a …

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A Look at Six States That Could Pass Marijuana Initiatives This Year

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org While marijuana reform efforts continue at an excruciatingly slow pace in state legislatures — Vermont became the first state to free the weed at the statehouse just last month — the initiative and referendum process continues to serve as a direct popular vote alternative to the crap shoot that is trying …

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9 States Have Legalized Cannabis – Here Are the 5 States Most Likely to Become #10

Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine, California and Nevada have all legalized marijuana, and Vermont’s Legislature just approved a bill to join this list. Which state will be #10? Below is a list (in no particular order) of the top five states we believe are the most likely to legalize marijuana next, becoming the 10th …

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New Ohio Initiative Would Legalize Marijuana, Advocates Hope to Place it on 2018 Ballot

Proponents of legalizing marijuana in Ohio have announced a new initiative that would do just that. Advocates of the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Amendment are attempting to put their measure to a vote of the people during the November, 2018 general election. The initiative, described by supporters as a “free market” approach, would allow anyone …

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Ohio Cannabis Legalization Initiative Being Voted on Today

It’s Tuesday, November 3rd (EST), meaning it’s election day, and in Ohio, voters will have the opportunity to make their state the fifth to legalize recreational cannabis. Unless the votes are incredibly close (which is definitely possible), we should know the fate of Issue 3 sometime after polls close at 8PM. If approved into law …

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Ohio Cannabis Legalization Initiative Being Voted On in Two Days

The Ohio cannabis legalization initiative Issue 3 will be voted on in just two days, on Tuesday, November 3rd. The proposal would legalize the possession, private cultivate and state-licensed distribution of cannabis for those 21 and older. If passed into law, Ohio would become the fifth state in the U.S. to have legal recreational cannabis. …

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Ohio Cannabis Legalization Initiative, Issue 3, Being Voted on Next Week

Ohio Issue 3, which would legalize the possession, cultivation and distribution of recreational cannabis, will be voted on in just eight days, on November 3rd, and polling has it in a tight race. Although the official general election ballot occurs on November 3rd, early voting has been underway for quite some time. A new Akron …

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Why You Should Vote Yes On Ohio’s Issue 3

In Ohio, early voting is already underway for Issue 3, a controversial initiative to legalize recreational cannabis for those 21 and older, which is on the November 8th general election ballot. The “controversial” portion of the initiative isn’t that it would legalize cannabis, it’s how it would do it, establishing what many are calling a …

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Ohio Set to Become 5th State to Legalize Recreational Cannabis in a Three Year Period

In just days, on November 3rd, voters in Ohio voters will decide the fate of Issue 3, which would legalize recreational cannabis for those 21 and older (some have already voted through the state’s early voting process). If passed into law, Ohio would become the 5th state in the U.S. to legalize recreational cannabis in …

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