Our proposed Ohio Constitutional Amendment, the End Ohio Cannabis Prohibition Act, has been revised to fix the summary problems from before. We have begun to collect the initial 1,000 valid signatures to submit the new summary for approval. We have also added an affirmative medical defense. Medical research, education, and access to legal cannabis for all who need it are extremely valid points and necessary legal changes that would be made by our initiative.
The plant’s medical benefits can not be denied, but neither should our freedom, especially for such a benign and beneficial plant. That is why we have always advocated for the right to grow your own, buy it from your neighbor, or buy it from the store, make any list of products that the plant can be used for, or study it for any known or unknown medical or industrial applications.
Adding this affirmative defense allows for medical access to juveniles that would otherwise have no access. It will make the cannabis plant truly legal for ALL uses in Ohio! And by doing it this way, there are no additional doctor protections, licensing requirements, excessive restrictions, or high costs associated, as is the case with some medical marijuana initiatives.
We will be working on videos and setting up online meetings when we are able. Most questions have been answered on our FAQ’s page, and the Amendment page has the summary and our proposed initiative available for everyone to read. If you have any additional questions, you can always comment anywhere on the website or Facebook page, or by any other means listed on our Contacts page.
I just know this is going to be a quick run to 1,000 this time, and I am so happy and inspired by the amount of support we have seen! So many of you have answered the call to help change the course of history! The end of federal prohibition may soon be near, and we’re going to need help ending it here in Ohio, too! If you’d like to help, please see our Volunteers page.
Also, we will be at the Yellow Springs Street Fair next weekend on Saturday, October 12th, to kickoff our campaign. Stop out to sign, help petition, or just to have a great time! We will either be in front of the Spirited Goat Coffee House or walking the crowd. We will be hard to miss, but if you can’t find us, email or call us any time, details on our Contact page.
Thanks, and I look forward to working with every Responsible Ohioan for Cannabis!