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Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment
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The Ohio Rights Group (ORG) has made remarkable strides in 2014 toward legalization of the medical, therapeutic and industrial uses of the cannabis plant in Ohio. Started in January 2013, the group has become the premier cannabis-focused advocacy organization in the state. We look forward to a very productive 2015, and if the last two years provide any evidence, we are well on our way toward achieving our mission to make the medical, therapeutic and industrial uses of cannabis legal in the bellwether State of Ohio.
Our advocacy for cannabis in Ohio is your advocacy. Let us be your voice for ending the senseless prohibition of this remarkable plant that eases the suffering of so many. Every dollar brings us one step closer.
Please make a generous donation to the Ohio Rights Group. It's quick, easy and secure.
Download and Circulate Your Own Petition
Do you want to collect signatures for the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment, but don't know where to get a petition? Simply Click Here, and carefully follow the instructions!
Do you have completed petitions?
Volunteers who have petitions containing 20 or more signatures are asked to please return those petitions so that the signatures on them can be counted. However, before petitions are returned, the Circulator Statement on the back must be properly filled out and signed. It is very important that these Steps for filling out the OCRA's Circulator Statement are carefully followed:
Completed petitions can be mailed or hand delivered c/o the Ohio Rights Group to: 1021 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205.
Research and Resources
Check out the two new web resources pages concerning Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp. These pages are sponsored by the Ohio Rights Group Education Fund, the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the 501(c)(4) Ohio Rights Group.The Medical Cannabis page contains links to well over 200 clinical research studies into the medicinal and therapeutic uses of cannabis for 18 different medical conditions, from Alzheimer's to Traumatic Brain Injury. Informationon the human endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid patents can be referenced there as well.
The Industrial Hemp page is rich with resources that include over 100 links to hemp-focused statistics, market analyses, production assessments and trade associations. There are overviews of hemp fuels, hemp nutrition and hempcrete, all punctuated with colorful graphs and informative videos.
These pages will be continuously polished and updated. Please spread the word!
Don't forget to check out the ORG Blog!
Recent posts include:
Science Equals Safety, Right?: By Laurie Oakley. "Most mainstream medical experts would have us believe that a lack of scientific testing makes it unethical for doctors to encourage or recommend the use of cannabis as medicine. Research studies, especially randomized controlled clinical trials, are the gold standard in pharmaceutical testing to establish whether medicines are safe and effective. Pharmaceutical study results are analyzed by the FDA before approval which, they say, ensures patient safety." ... But how safe are these drugs? Read on and learn more.
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Thirty Ohio Counties Have Their Minimum Signatures
Petition counts confirm that thirty Ohio counties have met their 5% signature minimums as part of the 44-county requirement for placing the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment on the ballot.
The procedures for ballot placement of a constitutional amendment mandate that signat
ures are to be obtained from at least 44 of Ohio's 88 counties, and that the signatures in each of these 44 counties must equal at least 5 percent of the total vote cast for the office of governor in that county at the last gubernatorial election, which in the OCRA's case was 2010.
The map shows the minimum signatures needed in each Ohio county. County-based signature gathering for the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment is led by County Captains. If you are interested in gathering signatures or leading a county, please visit our Volunteer page, select your county, fill out the form and hit submit. Someone will be in touch. Keep up the great work, Ohio!