2 different groups - Ohioans to End Prohibition and ResponsibleOhio - are both working on constitutional amendmends to legalize marijuana in Ohio. Though they have slightly different views on exactly how it should be executed, they're both working to lift the outdated band on the plant. If the groups are successful at getting the amendment on the ballot this year, ohio could see it's first legal pot industry in 2016.
Revenue from taxes and licensing fees would fund Ohio's public pension systems, drug education programs, and medical treatment for those suffering from addiction, according to an outline of the proposal on the group's website. The amendment would allow Ohio farms to grow industrial hemp. Local governments could choose to ban cannabis production and distribution in their communities.