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Patients: We Want Medical Marijuana

Jessie Balmert Cincinnati Enquirer May 20, 2016 If you smoke marijuana, you might be labeled a stoner or criminal. But a number of people across Ohio want a different title: patient. Ohio could soon become the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana either through a law, a constitutional amendment or possibly, confusingly, both. This movement…

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New Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for Medical Marijuana in Ohio

New poll results released today by Quinnipiac University make it abundantly clear where Ohioans stand on the issue of medical marijuana. Ohio voters support 90 – 9 percent legalizing the use of medical marijuana, with no listed voter group under 82 percent. Those voter groups include gender (91% of men and 89% of women); political affiliation (97% of Democrats,…

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Medical Marijuana Supporters Form Campaign Team

The Columbus Dispatch reports: A leader in last year’s effort to thwart a proposal to legalize marijuana was named Monday in Ohio to run a possible November campaign to legalize medical marijuana. Ohioans for Medical Marijuana said Brandon Lynaugh will be the campaign manager. He worked on several previous statewide ballot issues, including the campaign…

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Ohio Medical Marijuana Measure Gets OK to Collect Signatures

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: Backers of a proposed medical marijuana legalization got the green light Thursday to begin collecting signatures to put the measure on the November ballot. The Ohio Ballot Board on Thursday certified Ohioans for Medical Marijuana’s proposed measure as one amendment. Now, supporters must collect 305,591 signatures of registered Ohio voters…

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Attorney General DeWine Approves Language for Medical Marijuana Amendment

The Columbus Dispatch reports: Attorney General Mike DeWine OK’d language today for a proposed medical-marijuana constitutional amendment aiming for the November general election ballot. On the second try, the proposal submitted by the the Marijuana Policy Project, a national organization based in Washington, D.C., was approved. DeWine rejected the first proposal on March 11, citing…

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Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Backers Unfazed by Ballot Language Rejection

Columbus Business First reports: The first stab at getting a medical marijuana amendment on Ohio’s ballot has failed, but organizers of the plan say they’re not surprised. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine found three “defects” with Marijuana Policy Project’s ballot language, which it submitted this month after gaining the necessary initial 1,000 signatures. The AG’s office found errors…

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Group Pursues Medical Marijuana in Ohio

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: A national group that helped legalize marijuana in Colorado has set its sights on legalizing medical marijuana this fall in Ohio. Staff with the Marijuana Policy Project, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit that pushed marijuana laws in several states, think they can learn from ResponsibleOhio’s failed $20 million campaign to legalize medical and…

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