Early Voting Has Begun! - Vote Your Conscience!
There are less than two weeks until the big day - ELECTION DAY 2014. Please carefully consider who will get your vote.
Your vote makes a difference, so vote your conscience. In alphabetical order by political party, these candidates for Ohio governor have made the following statements in Ohio media concerning cannabis. Who represents your best interest? Then, vote for them!
- Democratic Party, Ed Fitzgerald: "There are people that are suffering from conditions that medical marijuana can alleviate ... it would show a real lack of compassion if we would continue to deny them that access." Cincinnati Enquirer.
- Green Party, Anita Rios: "... supports the legalization of marijuana for medical, recreational, and industrial purposes." Toledo Blade.
- Republican Party, John Kasich: "We’re not passing any marijuana law." Columbus Dispatch.
You can cast your ballot at your local polling place on Tuesday, November 4th, or you can vote on any weekday and on the two Saturdays before Election Day by visiting a nearby early voting location. These are often county Boards of Election. Please visit these links for more information.
- To find your Early Voting Location, often your county Board of Elections.
- To find the days and times when you can vote early before Election Day.
- To find your local polling place where you can vote on Election Day.
The Gubernatorial Climate for Therapeutic Cannabis in Ohio
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Hemp Oil Hustlers: Please carefully read this recently released special report from Project CBD and evaluate for yourself and your family what CBD is, how it is derived and who ethically distributes oils or other products claiming to contain CBD that are safe for use by your loved ones. A Project CBD Special Report on Medical Marijuana Inc., HempMeds & Kannaway by Aaron Miguel Canti.
ORG Accomplishments YTD 2014: "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. In less than two years, the group has become the premier cannabis-focused advocacy organization in the state. The ORG has accomplished the following so far in 2014:"
Letter from the ORG President: "Over the next few weeks, the Ohio Rights Group is going to exercise its responsibility to inform the voting public of the choices they will have in the upcoming election with respect to our mission of reforming Ohio’s cannabis laws."
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!
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