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Officials in a Newark where residents voted to eliminate criminal penalties for having small amounts of marijuana say they'll continue to charge and prosecute violators under state law instead.

The Ohio Supreme Court is resolving a conflict over laws meant to outlaw drugs sometimes known as bath salts or synthetic marijuana.

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Marysville-based Scotts Miracle Gro makes products to kill weeds. But recently, a subsidiary of Scotts purchased a Dutch company that makes products which are commonly used to grow marijuana.

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A key lawmaker says apparently unconstitutional portions of Ohio's medical marijuana law, which set aside a piece of the state's future pot business for minorities, were left in the bill during legislative debate to secure needed votes.

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Part of Ohio's new medical marijuana law that sets aside a piece of the state's budding pot business for minorities appears to be unconstitutional.

Republican Gov. John Kasich has signed legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio, though patients shouldn't expect to get it from dispensaries here anytime soon.

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.

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