420 with CNW – US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Ohio Marijuana Decriminalization Case

June 1, 2020 04:20:26

A campaign to decriminalize marijuana in Ohio has been dealt a major blow after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging local Ohio officials’ refusal to place decriminalization initiatives on municipal ballots on Tuesday. Back in 2018, activists submitted ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana in Garrettsville and Windham, but the Portage County Board of Elections determined that the initiatives could not appear before the voters.

The board argued that since the proposals constituted administrative rather than legislative issues, they were not appropriate for the ballot process. This led to a two year legal battle between cannabis reform activists and the Portage County Board of Elections, culminating in…


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