US OH: Pro-Pot Group Plans to Give Away $100 Bill With Special
Dayton Daily News, 18 May 2015 - Bill would entitle bearer to apply for license to grow pot. A Toledo pro-marijuana group is giving away a $100 bill to celebrate winning approval from the Ohio Ballot Board, the group's chairman said Thursday.
US OH: Editorial: What If Ohio Goes To Pot
Akron Beacon Journal, 18 May 2015 - A majority of Ohioans, 52 percent, now support legalizing marijuana. Approval is even higher for medical use, at 84 percent. Both numbers indicate a turnaround in public opinion. More, there are sound public policy reasons for moving forward with legalization, the state in a position to control quality and access, generate tax revenue and prevent users from facing criminal penalties. Still, legalization is a complex issue. Just four other states permit marijuana consumption for recreational purposes. Some moved forward after first allowing fairly widespread medical use. Once recreational use was approved, the actions of many medical consumers became something of an unintended consequence. They may have gamed the system to stick with the medical avenue, thus circumventing the tax structure and depriving the state of revenue.
US OH: Winds Of Change Blow In Pot Issue
Dayton Daily News, 17 May 2015 - As Likely Vote Nears in Ohio, Support Comes From Unlikely Places. COLUMBUS - No matter what happens to a proposed constitutional amendment to make marijuana legal in Ohio, polls show a growing acceptance for legalization in this country - including a majority who think recreational use of marijuana should be legal.
US OH: Marijuana Issue Spurs Concern
Dayton Daily News, 12 May 2015 - Ohio Lawmaker Calls Ballot Initiative Bad Public Policy. State lawmakers are discussing political strategies to blunt ResponsibleOhio as the campaign gets closer to putting a constitutional amendment before voters this fall to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational uses.
US OH: Pot Breathalyzer-like Device In Works
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 04 May 2015 - Using Saliva, the Cannibuster Would Provide Police With a Suspect's THC Level in Minutes AKRON, OHIO - Two University of Akron students are developing a mobile device similar to a Breathalyzer that will test the level of marijuana in one's system.
US OH: Debate Flares Over Pot Issue
Dayton Daily News, 01 May 2015 - Legalization Backers: Police Can Focus More on Serious Crime. but Sheriff Says Plan Won't Curb Violence. Supporters of a controversial plan to legalize marijuana in Ohio say one of the benefits to the public is that law enforcement could focus more on serious crime.
US OH: Pot's Status Concerns Business
Dayton Daily News, 01 May 2015 - Chamber Members Go to Columbus to Talk Over the Issues. COLUMBUS - There's increasing talk in business circles about the prospect of marijuana legalization in Ohio - particularly among employers wondering how they'll handle a larger pool of potential and current employees who could be under the influence.
US OH: Portman Discusses Marijuana Legalization, Fair Trade
Morning Journal, 19 Apr 2015 - Legalizing marijuana will not help Ohio deal with the problem of drug abuse, said Sen. Rob Portman. The Cincinnati Republican spent April 17 in northern Ohio on multiple visits before heading to Lorain, where he was to deliver the keynote address for the Lorain County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner.
US OH: Marijuana Backers Now Look For Growth In Ohio
The Blade, 12 Apr 2015 - Polls show support, but ballot drive faces legal, social hurdles First of three parts Nearly 80 years since the United States effectively declared marijuana an illegal drug, support for legalization is spreading like a weed.