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Council Reduces Penalties for Low-Level Marijuana Possession

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council Reduces Penalties for Low-Level Marijuana Possession

Columbus City Council has taken marijuana reform into their own hands. The Council on Monday night voted unanimously to reduce penalties for marijuana and paraphernalia possession as well as fund a record-sealing program aimed at ending barriers to employment for those who already have convictions. “We are not endorsing drug use. But while folks in […]

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City Council Seeks to Address Marijuana Reform

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Seeks to Address Marijuana Reform

Over the last decade or so, political and moral ideas about marijuana have undoubtedly changed. More than 30 states have legalized the drug, either for medicinal or recreational purposes, and the burgeoning weed industry is already raking in billions of dollars. In the mean time, criminal justice and civil rights experts have noted that while […]

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Tax Abatements for Easton Expansion Paired With Investment for Linden

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tax Abatements for Easton Expansion Paired With Investment for Linden

On Thursday, officials with the City of Columbus unveiled a plan that would further provide investment dollars to the Linden neighborhood, an area specifically targeted for redevelopment by Mayor Andrew Ginther during his first year in office. The plan allows for a 10-year 100 percent tax abatement for the owners of Easton Town Center to […]

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