Ohio marijuana

photo of Pot and Puppies
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

For the next seven months, a few groups will be circulating petitions, trying to get enough valid signatures to put issues on the 2018 general ballot.

Advocates of Congressional redistricting reform are hoping to get a plan before voters next fall. But Ohio lawmakers are trying to get their own plan through the Legislature by Feb. 7 to put it on the ballot in May.

Medical marijuana study
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Akron City Council will discuss this afternoon proposed rules that would govern medical marijuana businesses in the city.

Beginning September of 2018, Ohio law will allow the cultivation and selling of marijuana in certain forms to treat about two dozen chronic health conditions. But the law allows communities to authorize specific operations and under what rules.

Mayor Dan Horrigan’s spokeswoman, Ellen Lander-Nischt, the city earlier adopted a one-year moratorium on marijuana sales so it could develop a framework.