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Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment
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Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment
Comparison with other Ohio Ballot Initiatives
The Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment (OCRA) is a citizen initiated amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would codify the rights of Ohio’s sick, dying and disabled to make medical, therapeutic and industrial use of the cannabis plant. Farmers would also have the right to grow and sell hemp. The OCRA would form an Ohio Commission of Cannabis Control to not only regulated cannabis in Ohio, but also uphold and defend the rights established in the amendment while acting in the public interest.
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Do you have completed petitions?
Completed petitions can be mailed or hand delivered c/o the Ohio Rights Group to: 1021 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205. However, before returning any petitions, please make sure that the Circulator Statement on the back is properly filled out and signed by carefully following these Steps for filling out the OCRA's Circulator Statement..
Do you have questions about the ORG, the OCRA, cannabis in Ohio and more?
Then, please check out our Questions and Answers section.
Our Vision - What We Stand for
Within the State of Ohio, we envision:
- That no person, who makes therapeutic use of the cannabis plant or derivatives of it, will be subject to surveillance, confrontation, arrest, prosecution, prison, jail, forfeiture or other sanctions based on such use.
- That those who make therapeutic use of the cannabis plant will have numerous forms of consumption available to them that best manifest the benefits of the plant for their particular need.
- That those who make therapeutic use of cannabis will have a sufficient and continual quantity to meet their therapeutic needs.
- That the cannabis made available for therapeutic use will be free of contaminants and possess sufficient potency to achieve the desired therapeutic effect.
- That those who make therapeutic use of cannabis have the same rights to privacy and confidentiality, and to be as free from discrimination, as any other individual or patient.
- That farmers and growers of cannabis in its various forms and uses can plant, tend and harvest their crops with the same level of oversight common to other agricultural crops.
- That businesses, nonprofits and other types of organizations will have the greatest degree of freedom to operate, subject to reasonable regulations, in order to provide the quantities, products and services that are sufficient and continual to meet therapeutic needs.
- That the industry developed to meet therapeutic needs operates in ethical, transparent, responsible and accountable ways that embody standards of best practice.
- That the governmental bodies regulating the industry will be supportive of it, and will enact and enforce rules that are fair, unbiased, logical and constructive.
To make the medicinal, therapeutic and industrial use of Cannabis legal in the state of Ohio.
To establish strong values and a vision-driven organization that will be instrumental to the process of making medicinal, therapeutic and industrial Cannabis legal in the State of Ohio.
To launch a productive, well-regulated and vibrant industry that meets the medicinal, therapeutic and industrial needs for Cannabis and exemplifies standards of best practice for years to come.
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.
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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!
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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 signatures 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! Let's get this job done.