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  1. US OH: City Talks Medical Marijuana

    Morning Journal, 25 Aug 2016 - Council Moving for Medical Marijuana Moratorium With the term medical marijuana buzzing around, Avon Lake City Council's safety committee moved along a moratorium to a collective committee meeting during its meeting Aug. 24.
  2. US OH: OPED: Federal Marijuana Policy In A Haze

    Morning Journal, 22 Aug 2016 - President Barack Obama has said he considers marijuana no more dangerous than alcohol. More than three years ago, he said he had "bigger fish to fry" than targeting pot smokers in states that permit recreational use. Federal officials remain in a haze when it comes to articulating a comprehensible policy on marijuana.
  3. US OH: Miamisburg May Join Bans On Medical Pot

    Dayton Daily News, 16 Aug 2016 - Six-Month Measure Needed to Evaluate Issue, City Officials Say. MIAMISBURG - Miamisburg is moving to become the latest Miami Valley community to place a temporary ban on medical marijuana. The city is considering a six-month ban on issuing and processing "any permits allowing retail dispensaries, cultivators, or processors of marijuana" in the city, according to a proposed ordinance.
  4. US OH: Board Says Attorneys Can't Help Marijuana Businesses

    Morning Journal, 13 Aug 2016 - COLUMBUS (AP) - An Ohio board that oversees attorney conduct said Thursday that attorneys aren't allowed to help someone establish a legal medical marijuana-related business in the state because using, growing and selling marijuana remains a federal crime. The state Supreme Court's Board of Professional Conduct also said Ohio attorneys aren't legally permitted to use medical marijuana or to be personally involved in related businesses. Attorneys sought the opinion to determine whether a law barring employers from disciplining professionals from working with marijuana businesses applies to lawyers
  5. US OH: Medical Marijuana Options On The Table

    Morning Journal, 13 Aug 2016 - Sheffield Village Council will discuss Aug. 15 whether to prohibit the cultivation, processing and retail dispensing of marijuana for medical use in all its zoning districts during its regular meeting. Mayor John Hunter said the Council also will have another option: a moratorium for up to six months.
  6. US OH: Part Of Pot Law Legally Questionable

    Morning Journal, 25 Jul 2016 - (AP) - Apparently unconstitutional portions of Ohio's medical marijuana law, which set aside a percentage of the state's pot licenses for minorities, were spotted during legislative debate but left in the bill to gain needed votes, a key lawmaker says. State Sen. Bill Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican, said legally prickly provisions exposed by The Associated Press in June may require changes. The law takes effect Sept. 8, at which point a new panel will begin laying out a blueprint for how the new industry will work.
  7. US OH: Liberty Twp. Weighs Ban On Pot Businesses

    Journal-News, 20 Jul 2016 - State Still Working on Rules for Medical Pot Dispensaries LIBERTY TWP. - Liberty Twp. officials plan to ban or place a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses while various state agencies work on rules for the new law that allows the drug.
  8. US OH: OPED: Need New Weapons In This Drug War

    Morning Journal, 08 Jul 2016 - It's not your grandfather's war on drugs. It can't be. Over the years, we've watched police officers and agencies fight the good fight. Get the bad guys off the streets. We've also watched as the fight changed and law enforcement leaders, who see the casualties from the front line in the drug war, became advocates for recovery.
  9. US OH: Medical Pot Raises Ethics Issues

    Dayton Daily News, 05 Jul 2016 - Ohio Supreme Court Board Asked to Weigh In. Attorneys are asking whether Ohio's new medical marijuana law that bars employers from disciplining professionals from working with marijuana businesses applies to them.