US OH: LTE: Appalled That Marijuana Mascot Is Aimed At Kids
Cincinnati Enquirer, 31 Aug 2015 - I am appalled ResponsibleOhio would use such a mascot to promote marijuana ("Meet Buddie: Marijuana mascot" Aug. 28). We all know marijuana is a gateway drug. You are encouraging this illegal substance by using this mascot.
US OH: LTE: Pot Issue Is Better Left Up To The Legislature
Columbus Dispatch, 30 Aug 2015 - In 1973, the voters of Ohio passed an amendment to the Ohio Constitution of 1851 to authorize a lottery. That amendment is 43 words long and includes the phrase "permit the General Assembly to authorize an agency of the state to conduct lotteries." That means our elected representatives created a set of rules by which the lottery provider and players must abide. The two most recent amendment proposals, casino gambling (passed) and legal use of marijuana (on the Nov. 3 ballot), seem to bypass the General Assembly altogether. Sponsored only by the interested parties, they are several pages long, and have every rule and cash disbursement already specified within.
US OH: LTE: Issue 3 Approval Would Force Pot On Ohioans
Columbus Dispatch, 30 Aug 2015 - I have read the State Issue 3 amendment summary and full amendment on the ResponsibleOhio website, and listened to debates on National Public Radio. I also have read the analysis of the ResponsibleOhio ad in Tuesday's Dispatch. There is considerable discussion on Ohio's outdated marijuana laws and how the amendment is a fix, but no details on how the Ohio Marijuana Control Commission would run the "business."
US OH: Conference Gives Tips On Possible 'Cannabiz'
Columbus Dispatch, 30 Aug 2015 - As Ohioans prepare for a Nov. 3 vote on legalizing marijuana, budding entrepreneurs are looking at whether they could earn a living from it. For some, cannabis could become a cannabiz. This is what Troy Wade is contemplating if marijuana is legalized in Ohio.
US OH: Pot Backers Heading To Court
Dayton Daily News, 28 Aug 2015 - ResponsibleOhio Objects to Ballot Board Summary on Issue 3. COLUMBUS - The latest round in a high-stakes fight over marijuana legalization landed in the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday when ResponsibleOhio accused the Ballot Board of deliberately crafting a summary of State Issue 3 to "mislead, deceive or defraud the voters."
US OH: UT Marijuana Forum Offers Pros - No Cons - of Legal Use
The Blade, 25 Aug 2015 - The proposed constitutional amendment to legalize recreational and medical marijuana use was the subject of a forum Monday at the University of Toledo that had advocates but no opponents. About 60 people attended the invitation-only event that was planned as an informational session for mental health and substance-abuse professionals and elected officials.
US OH: New Pot Legalization Ad Stars Retired Cincinnati Cop
The Inquirer, 25 Aug 2015 - OLUMBUS - A retired Cincinnati police captain says Ohio's costly ban on marijuana is failing in ResponsibleOhio's first statewide advertisement, but not all law enforcement officers agree. "I saw firsthand the effects of Ohio's destructive marijuana laws. Simply put, they don't work," said Howard Rahtz, a former captain in CPD and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, in a 30-second advertisement airing across Ohio over the next two weeks.
US OH: Legalized Pot Would Require OVI Rules
Dayton Daily News, 25 Aug 2015 - Law Enforcement Officials: Impairment Rules Need to Be Set. The campaign to legalize marijuana in Ohio has raised fears about an increase in people driving under the influence, despite assurances from supporters of Issue 3 that other states that have legalized marijuana have not seen a dramatic increase in accidents.
US OH: Editorial: Yes On Issue 1
The Blade, 21 Aug 2015 - A Proposal That Would Reduce Marijuana Penalties in Toledo Deserves Voters' Support Next Month At the Sept. 15 primary election in Toledo, voters will have the opportunity to decrease penalties for marijuana use in the city. Whatever their feelings about November's ballot initiative to legalize marijuana across Ohio, this move to strike the city's outdated and unproductive penalties deserves a YES vote.