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One of the principal backers of the failed 2015 ballot issue to legalize marijuana is threatening legal action against the state's medical pot program.

Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau

Two of the people who played a big part in the marijuana legalization plan rejected by Ohio voters in 2015 are planning to take a key role in Ohio’s new medical marijuana program.

Legal Pot Fails By Nearly 2-To-1 Margin

Nov 4, 2015
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Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana suffered a big defeat at the ballot box on Tuesday. But that doesn’t mean the issue is dead.

Voting on Marijuana

Oct 29, 2015
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Ohio voters will consider whether or not to legalize the sale and use of marijuana in the buckeye state next Tuesday. The state budget office estimates legalized marijuana sales in Ohio could produce nearly $300 million in new tax revenue, most of which would go to townships, cities, and counties. On the other hand, some believe the plan restricts the current market far too much, which would establish and protect a monopoly. 

As Ohioans prepare to vote on a proposal to legalize marijuana, an independent poll says a slight majority of Ohio voters support legalizing recreational pot.

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An Ohio group is preparing to file petition signatures in its effort to create a process for purging old pot-related convictions made obsolete if marijuana is legalized this fall.

The group ResponsibleOhio is also behind the pot legalization effort. It

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A state board that approves ballot language is scheduled to rewrite certain wording used to describe a proposal to legalize marijuana after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that it was misleading.

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The state’s largest police union says it’s strongly opposed to a fall ballot measure that, if approved, would legalize marijuana in Ohio.

Pro-Pot Mascot "Buddy" Draws Critics

Aug 28, 2015
Jo Ingles, Ohio Public Radio

The group behind this fall’s proposed amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio has a controversial new mascot.

Pot Legalization Opponents Launch Campaign

Aug 17, 2015
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Now that a marijuana legalization issue is set to appear on the fall ballot, groups against it are wasting no time in starting their work against it.

Pro-Marijuana Group Turns In Additional Signatures

Jul 31, 2015
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A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use in Ohio says it's submitted nearly 96,000 new signatures as it tries to get the issue before fall voters.

Investigator To Look Into Marijuana Petition Signatures

Jul 30, 2015
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The state’s top elections official says the group backing a marijuana legalization plan may be breaking the rules when it comes to gathering signatures for its ballot issue.

State Lawmakers Move To Create Roadblock For Pot Activists

Jun 17, 2015
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Republican leaders in the Ohio House are moving quickly to make it harder for supporters of legalizing marijuana to put it before Ohio voters in November.

Marijuana Legalization Efforts in Ohio

May 28, 2015
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Two separate campaigns are collecting signatures in hopes of getting marijuana legalization on the November ballot in Ohio. 

The initial amendment, proposed by Columbus-based ResponsibleOhio, is hotly contested by a new committee, BetterForOhio. Representatives from each coalition are on air to discuss their respective plans.

Attorney General Rejects Latest Proposal To Legalize Pot In Ohio

May 22, 2015
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Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a petition submitted by a group that wants to put an issue on the ballot to legalize marijuana.

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