Marijuana

Jo Ingles

April 20th is a day that is widely celebrated by those in favor of marijuana use and legalization. But on this day, hundreds of students from around Ohio took a different message to the Statehouse. 

State and local law enforcement has busted an alleged drug trafficking ring in Youngstown. The operation is suspected of smuggling heroin and pot into Mahoning Valley from Michigan, California and Arizona.

Statehouse News Bureau

The state has authorized nearly $2 million to be spent to set up the new medical marijuana program – which is supposed to take effect in less than three weeks.

Statehouse News Bureau

An Ohio based lawn care company that makes products to kill weeds has made an unusual purchase.

Andy Chow

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

Statehouse News Bureau

There have been some changes to the proposed bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Ohio. The bill that’s set to go before the full Ohio Senate tomorrow.

Jo Ingles

Just one day after the Ohio House announced it would be pursuing a bill to allow limited medical marijuana, yet another group got approval to start circulating its petitions to put its issue on the fall ballot.

Jo Ingles

After months of testimony, the Ohio House’s task force studying medical marijuana has made its recommendations. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, a bill will be introduced later this week that would allow a path for medical marijuana use in the Buckeye state.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s Attorney General has certified a petition for a national group that wants to put a medical marijuana plan on the statewide ballot this fall. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles has details.

Karen Kasler

The four top elected officeholders in Ohio took questions together today at an annual event with reporters. And they were asked whether they support legislation for medical marijuana.

Ohio’s legislative leaders have a task force and are holding public meetings to study the possibility of allowing some sort of medical marijuana here.  But regardless of what they do, a national group plans to put a medical marijuana plan before voters this fall.

Jo Ingles

Some long time advocates of medical marijuana are questioning why they were not included in the Ohio House’s new task force to study the subject.

Jo Ingles

Ohio lawmakers who have been signaling they want to consider medical marijuana legalization have taken an unexpected step.

Statehouse News Bureau

A proposal being pushed by the group that tried to legalize marijuana on the ballot last fall could now be considered by state lawmakers.

Andy Chow

It was a busy year in the Ohio House. More than 400 bills were proposed, dealing with some of the most challenging issues in the state. As part of our series “2015 in Review,” the top House leaders talk about what happened and what’s still ahead.

Karen Kasler

The backers of last month’s marijuana legalization issue spent a lot of money on a campaign that voters overwhelmingly rejected.

Jo Ingles

Backers of the failed Issue 3 campaign that would have legalized marijuana for personal and medical use in Ohio say they plan to come back to the ballot in 2016. But in an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, ResponsibleOhio’s Ian James says the plan his group intends to put on the ballot next year will be based on free market principles.

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Some evangelical church leaders throughout the state are the latest to oppose Issue 3, the proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio/TV

People who want medical marijuana in Ohio say they are ready to vote for Issue 3, even if they don’t particularly like all of the aspects of the plan. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains why.

A new poll shows Issue 3, the proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio, is the one that will drive Ohioans to the polls in November. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.