US OH: More Medical Uses Sought In Bill
Columbus Dispatch, 24 Mar 2015 - An Ohio group backing medical marijuana is lobbying state legislators to expand an existing bill for children who suffer from seizures. Ohio Patients Cann wants to see medical marijuana become part of state law, but it would be willing to go to the ballot if necessary, said Bob Bridges of Columbus, the organization's executive director.
US OH: Column: Another Thought On Pot
Dayton Daily News, 16 Mar 2015 - Readers continue weighing in on the issue of legalizing marijuana. Writes Berle A. Chandler: "I believe it would be a travesty to legalize the use of marijuana in Ohio. ... Today's marijuana contains some 10 to 20 times the strength of HTC as it did 40 years ago. ... As Colorado is beginning to experience the hard way, it is not bringing in the revenue they expected and the unintended consequences, like a minor getting a hold of a potlaced brownie that nearly killed her, is very disturbing. Further, once we send a message of legality to the young population who we depend on for skilled labor, it is quite probable that we will see a drop in the quality and safety of products produced by 'zombie pot heads' in the work force. Those that cite alcohol as being legal should know that it is a leading cause of accidents and death." - --- MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom
US OH: OSU Offers Class On Pot
Dayton Daily News, 16 Mar 2015 - Law School Course Focuses on Policy, Marijuana Reform. Professor Douglas Berman teaches a class about marijuana, so he has heard the jokes. He even allows a little pot humor in the classroom. But he isn't especially fond of the nickname his class has picked up: Weed 101. "It's a lot more than that," Berman said about his class at Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Flippant attitudes toward the marijuana debate are in part what inspired him to start teaching "Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform," which aims to cut through claims on both sides of the marijuana debate.
US OH: LTE: Right Or Wrong?
Morning Journal, 13 Mar 2015 - For years on end, our government, local, state and federal have done everything they could to keep marijuana illegal and it's misusers in jail . Suddenly, a group called "Responsible Ohio" makes an appearance and tells our government about the millions of dollars that they can collect by legalizing the substance . Rest assured, it will bring in a lot of tax money .
US OH: PUB LTE: Amendment Pays Heed To States' Rights
Columbus Dispatch, 10 Mar 2015 - Just to be clear, I have no dog in the fight concerning gay marriage, abortion rights or the legalization of marijuana. I have, however, read the Constitution of the United States. Nowhere in it do I find any reference to any of these subjects. I did find that on March 4, 1789, several amendments to the Constitution were put into law. For this discussion, the one of importance is the Tenth Amendment.
US OH: PUB LTE: Lima News, Get On The Pot
Lima News, 08 Mar 2015 - I want to know why, if The Lima News is a reporting agency, it hasn't published any news about the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio and across the country. Why hasn't The Lima News published articles about how theU.S. government has committed frauds aginst the American people over this plant being governmentowne since the 1940 patent number 6630507.
US OH: Pot Or Not? The Case For And Against Legalization
Dayton Daily News, 08 Mar 2015 - Editor's note: A group called ResponsibleOhio is proposing a state constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana and allow 10 Ohio sites owned and operated by investor groups to grow it. ResponsibleOhio is pushing to get their measure on the November ballot. Today, we hear from ResponsibleOhio as well as from Drug Free Action Alliance, an Ohio nonprofit whose mission is to help prevent substance abuse. We also hear from some of our readers about legalizing marijuana. - Connie Post
US OH: PUB LTE: Don't Create Marijuana Cartel In Ohio
The Blade, 26 Feb 2015 - Your Feb. 15 editorial "No cartel" is spot on, and Ohio voters should pay close attention. Legalization of marijuana in Ohio for whatever use is inevitable. But if ResponsibleOhio's ballot initiative succeeds, Ohio's constitution would be amended to establish a monopoly of growers, testers, and distributors.
US OH: PUB LTE: Some Thoughts About Marijuana
Dayton Daily News, 23 Feb 2015 - It's hard to change people's mind when they have been given misinformation as a truth: Marijuana is such a topic. In the 1930s, government and private interest groups wanted to make marijuana appear to be a menace to society. Law enforcement had lost many jobs with the repeal of prohibition. Private interest saw that it posed a threat to the cotton and lumber industries because the plant used for textile and paper would last longer, was stronger and relatively easy to grow.