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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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Council President Wants to Reduce Penalties for Marijuana Possession

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council President Wants to Reduce Penalties for Marijuana Possession

City Council President Shannon Hardin wants to address marijuana possession penalties within the city of Columbus. Though cities’ hands are often tied by the state when it comes to local criminal justice reform, Hardin is working on proposed legislation that could reclassify low level offenses. “If we’re going to do the things that will ring […]

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What You Need to Know About Ohio’s Marijuana Law

Anne Evans Anne Evans What You Need to Know About Ohio’s Marijuana Law

Registration is required and includes lunch. The program is geared for HR professionals and other interested in learning more about Ohio’s new control program. Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District Event presents this event. Despite federal laws that ban the use of marijuana, Ohio has joined the ranks with other states to permit its medical use. […]

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MyCannX Looks to Form Medical Cannabis Network Built on Outreach, Education

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega MyCannX Looks to Form Medical Cannabis Network Built on Outreach, Education

MyCannX, a Maryland-based company focused on community outreach and education around medical marijuana, is making the move to Ohio. As the state nears its September 8 deadline to make the drug available to patients, MyCannX — currently operating in Maryland and Washington D.C. — is beginning to establish its Ohio network of potential patients, physicians […]

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New Marijuana Laws Could Bring Criminal Justice Reform to Ohio

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine New Marijuana Laws Could Bring Criminal Justice Reform to Ohio

As Ohio slowly moves toward implementing its medical marijuana program this fall — and full legalization could potentially be on the ballot next year — it’s worth looking into how criminal justice reforms are being enacted around the nation with the plant’s newfound legal status, and how these same reforms could possibly come to the […]

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Will Ohio Benefit From Marijuana Tax Revenues?

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine Will Ohio Benefit From Marijuana Tax Revenues?

Some disappointing news on the legal marijuana front recently emerged out of California — only $34 million came into the state’s coffers from taxing cannabis products, about a third of what was originally projected by officials. At first glance, one may look at that stat and think, “What? Only $34 million for taxing a product […]

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