Medical Marijuana in Ohio

Jun 2, 2016
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Ohio lawmakers have sent a bill to Governor Kasich that would make Ohio the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana. Even if signed into law though, there are many questions about who the bill would impact and how. 

Now that an organization that initially wanted to put a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana has halted its campaign to get signatures for this fall’s ballot, the question - is what will happen to that campaign in the future?  A political scientist to provide some possible answers.

Medical Pot Plan Clears Legislature, Goes To Gov. Kasich

May 26, 2016

After nearly twenty years of trying, backers of a bill to allow medical marijuana in Ohio are celebrating a historic vote by the Ohio Legislature. 

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A legislative proposal to regulate medical marijuana through Ohio's pharmacy board is being scrapped over concerns the rare setup nationally would create an undue burden on the state.

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Grieving family members will gather for funeral services in the days ahead to remember eight of their own who were killed in what authorities are calling a "cold-blooded, calculated massacre" in rural Ohio.

Medical Marijuana in Ohio

Apr 19, 2016
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An Ohio legislative task force is proposing a bill for medical marijuana as two separate groups are collecting signatures for their own ballot initiatives. The advantages and disadvantages of each option is currently being considered and debated. 

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Former Ohio State quarterback and Heisman winner Troy Smith is due in court Wednesday after being arrested on charges of driving under the influence and marijuana possession.

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Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected the summary for a statewide ballot issue seeking to legalize both medical marijuana and industrial hemp in Ohio.

Another group has announced it's working to get a measure to legalize medical marijuana on the Ohio ballot.

Marijuana and the Workplace

Jan 26, 2016
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The legalization of recreational and medicinal marijuana create gray areas in the workplace. Many have questioned how, or if, employers should test employees for marijuana use in states where it is legal. This hour, we will discuss how marijuana is being dealt with in the job market currently and the impact legalizing marijuana has on employers and employees. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jan 18, 2016
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Governor John Kasich made it to the top tier of the most recent GOP debate, but there are still questions surrounding if he can stand out enough to come through in the primaries. Also in the news, the future of marijuana legalization in Ohio and changes to the state's unemployment benefits. 

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A group hoping to put a marijuana legalization issue on the Ohio ballot this fall says it's pushing ahead with its proposal.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Nov 16, 2015
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The 2016 Clean Energy Initiative, which is trying for the fifth time to get enough signatures to qualify for the statewide ballot, would distribute more than one billion dollars in state sold bonds to develop green energy projects and research. Although Issue 3 failed to legalize marijuana use in Ohio, state lawmakers are discussing the possibility of crafting a medical marijuana law that would bring the drug to patients in need. 


Police in central Ohio say an 8-year-old girl was caught trying to smoke marijuana by lighting a plastic baggie of it in a restroom at her elementary school, and they're working to determine where she got it.

Supporters Of Failed Issue 3 Will Still Push "Fresh Start Act"

Nov 9, 2015
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Just days after voters rejected a plan to legalize marijuana in Ohio, the group behind it has gotten the green light to go ahead with another pot-related proposal.