Marijuana http://wyso.org en Ohio Attorney General Rejects Petition To Legalize Marijuana http://wyso.org/post/ohio-attorney-general-rejects-petition-legalize-marijuana <p>Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize the use of marijuana in the state.</p><p>DeWine on Monday rejected the proposal saying the petition's summary was not "fair and truthful."</p><p>A DeWine spokesman says the proposed regulatory scheme did not restrict the use of cannabis to medicinal purposes.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 37657 at http://wyso.org Steps Being Taken To Put Recreational Marijuana Issue On 2014 Ballot http://wyso.org/post/steps-being-taken-put-recreational-marijuana-issue-2014-ballot <p>Backers of a plan to allow voters to approve a constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana use and allow production of hemp have taken the first step to put it on the ballot.&nbsp; Tonya Davis with Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis says the proposal would de-criminalize recreational use of marijuana in Ohio.&nbsp;</p><p>"We just believe that they need to stop wasting our tax dollars on arresting and harassing and tearing up families for something that is safer than aspirin”</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 37225 at http://wyso.org New Poll Shows Ohioans Might Not Be Ready to Legalize Pot or Allow Gay Marriage http://wyso.org/post/new-poll-shows-ohioans-might-not-be-ready-legalize-pot-or-allow-gay-marriage <p>There might be support for legalizing marijuana and allowing gay marriage in some states but a new poll shows both issues might lose if Ohio voters weighed in right now.&nbsp;</p><p>Just last week, a Quinnpiac University National poll showed support for legalizing marijuana by a margin of 51 to 44 percent.&nbsp; But a new Quinnipiac University Poll of Ohioans shows the issue is tied here in the buckeye state at 47 percent.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 26384 at http://wyso.org Sentencing for 2 Convicted in Ohio Pot Farm Case http://wyso.org/post/sentencing-2-convicted-ohio-pot-farm-case <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge is scheduled to sentence the final two defendants today in a marijuana case that state investigators have called an example of cartel-sponsored drug production. All 11 men arrested last September after a sweep of a growing operation in Muskingum County have pleaded guilty.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:43:07 +0000 Associated Press 3233 at http://wyso.org Feds wrap up Ohio marijuana farm prosecution http://wyso.org/post/feds-wrap-ohio-marijuana-farm-prosecution <p><span lang="EN">COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Federal prosecutors are wrapping up their </span><span lang="EN">case against 11 men charged with cultivating thousands of marijuana </span><span lang="EN">plants in what the state&#39;s former top cop called evidence of </span><span lang="EN">cartel-sponsored operations taking root in Ohio.</span></p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 11:18:02 +0000 Associated Press 2690 at http://wyso.org Feds wrap up Ohio marijuana farm prosecution