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Ohio Bliss in Kent is a medical marijuana dispensary seeking an adult-use dispensary license.

Statewide marijuana legalization leads to changes among retailers

Olivia Montgomery, Reporter November 20, 2023

Retailers statewide now have the opportunity to sell recreational marijuana after Ohioans legalized it and will alter how businesses operate.  The proposal will go into effect Dec. 7, but this does...

You have questions about legal marijuana in Ohio. We have answers.

Morgan Trau, Ohio Capital Journal November 13, 2023

Since Ohio Issue 2, the law to legalize recreational marijuana, passed on election night, WEWS/OCJ viewers and readers have been writing in to ask what this means. Statehouse reporter Morgan Trau breaks...

A student returns to the Stopher & Johnson residence hall during fall break on Oct. 6, 2023.

No, you still can’t smoke marijuana on campus

Michael Neenan, Reporter November 13, 2023

Despite State Issue 2 passing on the Ohio ballot Tuesday, smoking marijuana will not be allowed on campus. Cannabis is set to become legal for recreational use statewide for adults 21 and older, according...

Medical marijuana products on display at Bliss Ohio, located at 331 E. Main St.

Ohio votes to legalize marijuana

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter November 8, 2023

Voters approved a ballot proposal legalizing recreational marijuana Tuesday. The passage of Issue 2, which permits adults age 21 and older to use, purchase and grow marijuana, makes Ohio the 24th state...

Issues 1 and 2 energize advocacy groups across state

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter October 27, 2023

As Election Day approaches, advocacy groups across the state prepare to make their case on Issues 1 and 2.  In less than two weeks, voters may dramatically change Ohio law. Issue 1 would enshrine abortion...

Economic impact: Ohio could potentially see millions more in tax revenue if Issue 2 passes

Megan Henry, Ohio Capital Journal October 10, 2023

Legalizing marijuana could bring in millions of dollars of tax revenue to Ohio. A recent Ohio State University Drug Enforcement and Policy Center study estimates the potential annual tax revenue from...

Voters wait in line to check into the Kent United Church of Christ polling station Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

State and local results for 2017 election

Jenna Kuczkowski November 7, 2017

This year’s election determined some controversial state and local issues in addition to seeing new representatives into office. Below are the final unofficial election results for the 2017 General Election....

Over 100 students and faculty met in Henderson Hall to debate on Issue 2, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.

Students, faculty debate Issue 2 before election

Alex Kamczyc November 7, 2017

A group of over 100 nursing students and faculty crowded into Henderson Hall Monday night, to hear both sides of a Issue 2 debate hosted by Kent State’s College of Nursing.The event, which is the first...

Voters cast their ballots at Franklin Elementary School in Kent, Ohio on Nov. 3, 2015.

Up in smoke: Ohio voters reject pot

Richie Mulhall November 3, 2015

The push to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, and the fight to prevent legalization, ended its tug-of-war controversy Tuesday when Ohio voters approved Issue 2 and rejected Issue 3.State Issue...

Voters cast their ballots at Franklin Elementary School in Kent, Ohio on Nov. 3, 2015.

Ohio voters reject legal pot, OK redistricting measure

Ohio voters rejected a first-of-its-kind proposal Tuesday that would have legalized both medical and recreational marijuana, following an expensive campaign, a legal fight over its ballot wording and an...

Marijuana, maps and monopolies before Ohio voters

A first-of-its-kind marijuana legalization proposal was nearing decision time in Ohio on Tuesday, even as the effort's opponents were placing their hopes on a separate measure aimed at nullifying the...

Issues 2 and 3

Kent State students support Issue 3

Hannah Armenta October 28, 2015

A recent Kent State poll found 57 percent of student voters are in favor of Issue 3, which would allow for the commercial production and sale of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes.In addition,...

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