More strife is on the horizon for Ohio’s troubled medical cannabis program. On Feb. 20, 2018, a group of unsuccessful medical cannabis applicants, led by Jimmy Gould of CannAscend Ohio LLC, filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s medical cannabis licensing process.
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ResponsibleOhio Founders Want to Start a Medical Marijuana Facility
The founders of ResponsibleOhio, the group that sought to legalize recreational marijuana through a 2015 ballot measure, want to start growing and processing medical marijuana, according to a March 8, 2017, article at Cleveland.com. Jimmy Gould and Ian James are seeking one of 12 licenses available under the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program.
Ohio Lawmakers Form Medical Marijuana Task Force
Lawmakers in Ohio have put together a legislative task force to better understand the issue of medical marijuana.
Top 5 Regulatory Moments for Marijuana in 2015
If you want to know where the industry is headed, remember the top five regulatory moments of 2015.
Weekly CannaBit: Pre-Election Marijuana Legalization Support in Ohio and the Election Outcome
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Nov. 10, 2015: New Frontier analyzes the wide gulf between pre-election marijuana legalization support in Ohio and the election outcome.
Why Marijuana Crashed and Burned in Ohio
Issue 3 is dead. Election officials called it early Tuesday night, declaring that ResponsibleOhio’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative had failed to garner the majority support necessary to become law.
Ohio Rejects Marijuana Legalization
On Nov. 3, 2015, Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected Issue 3, a ballot initiative that would have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana.
Showdown in Ohio: Issue 3 Will Change National Debate
As Ohio gets ready to go to the polls for its off-year election, the issue of marijuana legalization is also in the national spotlight.
Ohio Legalization Faces Complicated Future
On Nov. 3, 2015, Ohio voters will have the opportunity to amend the Ohio Constitution to legalize medical and adult recreational use of marijuana in the state. But even if Issue 3 passes, the future of legal marijuana is far from certain in Ohio.
Weekly CannaBit: Support for Legalization of Personal Use of Marijuana in Ohio
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Oct. 19, 2015: With Ohio poised to vote on marijuana legalization on November 3, 2015, the outcome of the election will hinge on the votes of young liberals.
New Frontier Predicts A Complex Road Ahead For Legal Marijuana in Ohio
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2015 / Weed Wire / — New Frontier, the leading Big Data provider in the cannabis industry, forecasts that Ohio’s legal marijuana retail sales if approved on the ballot this November under Issue 3, will be significantly lower than ResponsibleOhio’s forecast.
Ohio Marijuana Poll Reveals Conflicting Support
Ohio is less than one month away from a critical vote that will decide the fate of marijuana legalization in the state. On the ballot are two contradictory initiatives: Issue 3 and Issue 2.
Attendance Low for Ohio’s Hempfest and Issue 3 Faces an Uphill Battle
Legalization of marijuana is a highly contested subject in Ohio, as the current proposed amendment, Issue 3, has both supporters and opponents. This did not stop Columbus, Ohio, from hosting Hempfest on the Ohio State University campus.
ResponsibleOhio’s Marijuana Mascot Elicits Controversy
Buddie, a green-muscled marijuana mascot, is serving as a spokesperson for ResponsibleOhio on college campuses across the state, encouraging students to vote yes on ResponsibleOhio’s campaign.
ResponsibleOhio Goes to Supreme Court Over Ballot Language
Earlier this month, the Ohio Ballot Board released ballot language for the proposed marijuana measure, Issue 3, but the group pushing the initiative, ResponsibleOhio, was quick to denounce the ballot language as false and misleading, leading the group to file a lawsuit.
ResponsibleOhio Releases First Statewide Ad
ResponsibleOhio’s new ad does not show marijuana and it makes very few references to the plant. Instead, the ad attacks the failed war on marijuana and uses Retired Cincinnati Police Capt. Howard Rahtz to make its case.
What Remains on the Ballot for 2015
The risk of incremental losses at the ballot box may weigh more heavily than the potential for incremental gains in 2015.
ResponsibleOhio Initiative Faces Unlikely Opponents
ResponsibleOhio’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative is confronting an unusual storm of opposition from sources that include not only the expected opponents, but also organizations that have long worked for legalization. Friends are giving friends the cold shoulder on this one.
Ohioans to Face Legalization Dilemma in November
Ohioans soon will have the opportunity to vote on the Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative, which would legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana. But for many, the opportunity is poisoned by the way that licenses would be awarded.
ResponsibleOhio Meets Deadline for Signatures
On July 30, 2015, ResponsibleOhio submitted 95,572 signatures in an attempt to get its marijuana legalization ballot amendment to qualify for the 2015 election
Pot Legalization Group Turns in Additional 95,572 Signatures
Backers of a proposed marijuana legalization amendment filed 95,572 additional signatures with the state this afternoon, likely enough to qualify the issue for the Nov. 3 ballot.
ResponsibleOhio Fails to Collect Enough Signatures for Ballot
As Ohioans are starting to gear up for the 2015 state election, the marijuana advocacy organization ResponsibleOhio is scrambling to collect enough signatures to qualify to be put on the ballot. Although the Ohio Secretary of State’s office calculated that the organization submitted approximately 660,190 signatures, more than twice the required amount, only 42 percent of those signatures were considered valid.
Showdown in Ohio: ResponsibleOhio Turns in Signatures
On June 30, 2015, the pro marijuana legalization group ResponsibleOhio upped the ante in a looming state constitutional showdown in Ohio come November. The group submitted 695,273 signatures to the secretary of state.
Ohio House Passes Anti-Monopoly Bill
On June 24, 2015 the Ohio House of Representatives voted 81-12 to approve a bill aimed at thwarting a constitutional ballot initiative backed by the group ResponsibleOhio.
Ohio Assembly Wants to Thwart ResponsibleOhio Monopoly
In Ohio, a handful of marijuana legalization groups are scrambling to get their competing voter initiatives on the ballot for 2016. ResponsibleOhio is the most notable of these groups and has drawn heavy criticism from both sides of the debate.
Ohio Marijuana Groups Draw Unlikely Foes
As the marijuana legalization movement spreads across the United State, it begins to take on different forms in different states. For example, in Ohio the campaign to legalize recreational marijuana has become a five way race between competing marijuana legalization groups.
Former Kroger Exec Investing in Would-Be Marijuana Farm
The former top lawyer at Kroger is investing in the Butler County farm that will grow marijuana if Ohio voters approve a constitutional amendment to legalize the drug.