Tag: responsibleohio

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Early Voting Underway for Ohio Legalization Initiative, New Poll Shows Support at 53%

A new Quinnipiac University poll has found that in the midst of early voting taking place in Ohio, 53% of voters in the state are in support of legalizing recreational cannabis. The poll is good news for advocates of Issue 3, a proposal put forth by ResponsibleOhio which would legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and …

Continue reading

It’s Official: Ohio Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Makes November Ballot

On November 3rd, Ohio voters will have the opportunity to legalize recreational cannabis through a constitutional amendment. Secretary of State Jon Husted said today that the group ResponsibleOhio has collected 320,267 signatures from registered Ohio voters on their initiative to legalize cannabis, 14,676 more than necessary to qualify for this year’s general election ballot. If …

Continue reading

Ohio Ballot Board Gives Approval to Cannabis Expungement Initiative

In a 3 to 2 vote, the Ohio Ballot Board has given approval to the Fresh Start Act, a proposal meant to work in conjunction with an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis that’s on this November’s ballot. The measure, put forth by ResponsibleOhio (the same group sponsoring the legalization initiative), would allow anyone who committed …

Continue reading

Ohio: Enough Signatures Collected on Cannabis Expungement Initiative to Receive Approval from Attorney General

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office on Monday certified an initiative to allow for the expungement of cannabis convictions that have been made legal since the crimes were committed. The Fresh Start Act, put forth by ResponsibleOhio, is meant to work in conjunction with the group’s initiative to legalize cannabis, which will be voted on this …

Continue reading

Advocates Submit Signatures to Place Legalization Initiative on November Ballot in Ohio

Nearly 700,000 signatures on an initiative to legalize cannabis have been submitted to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted by the group ResponsibleOhio, well more than the 305,591 needed to place the proposal on this November’s ballot. Once Husted verifies that enough of the submitted signatures are valid (from registered Ohio voters), it will be …

Continue reading

Another Cannabis Legalization Initiative Given Approval by Ohio Attorney General

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has given approval to the Cannabis Control Amendment, an initiative to legalize cannabis put forth by Ohioans to End Prohibition. The group now must gather 305,591 signatures by July 1st to get the amendment on this November ballot, though they’ll have until July 1st, 2016 to place it on the …

Continue reading

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 jobs, 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 …

Continue reading

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

Advocates 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, …

Continue reading