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Ohio Decrims in the News

 This page contains a compilation of local and national news articles mentioning Ohio activist's decriminalization efforts and successes, beginning with Toledo.



City of Toledo Marijuana Decriminalization "Sensible Marijuana Ordinance" Initiative, Issue 1 (September 2015) (Ballotpedia)

Toledo marijuana decriminalization issue passes (Toledo Blade)

Ohio sues Toledo over marijuana decriminalization ordinance (By Mary Wisniewski - Reuters)

Toledo Decriminalization Law Gives “No Fines, No Jail Time” for Felony Pot Offenses (By Mike Adams - High Times)

Toledo, Ohio Votes Yes To Decriminalize Marijuana By Wide Margin (By Rick Thompson -


Newark, Bellaire, Roseville and Logan

Newark votes to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana (By Katie Ferrell - NCB4 Columbus)

Newark approves measure to decriminalize marijuana (By Rob Wells - ABC6 Columbus)

OH: Newark To Ignore Newly Passed Pot Decriminalization (By Katelyn Baker - 420MAGAZINE)

Local group working to decriminalize marijuana in Newark (By Meghan Matthews - WBNS10TV Columbus)

Local group takes next step to decriminalize marijuana in Newark (By Meghan Matthews - WBNS10TV Columbus)

Activists decriminalize marijuana in Newark, but city will enforce state law (By Owen Smith - The Denisonian)

 Bellaire voters approve measure decriminalizing marijuana (By Casey Junkins - The Time Leader)

Four Ohio Municipalities Pass Decriminalization Legislation on Green Tuesday (By TG Branfalt Jr. - Ganjapreneur)

Marijuana measures pass in 4 Ohio communities, several states (By Jackie Borchardt -

Several Ohio Communities Just Quietly Decriminalized Marijuana Possession (By Mike Adams - High Times)

Logan Marijuana Decriminalization Heads to the Ballot (By Susan Tebben - WOUB Logan)

Decriminalize your hometown!


People all over the state of Ohio are working to bring complete Decriminalization to their town, in an effort to end the Prohibition of Marijuana. Volunteers in Toledo worked through the Summer of 2014 to collect enough valid signatures to put the Sensible Marijuana Initiative on the ballot in 2015. When the voters make their choice and ask for their freedom.

Current local initiatives sponsored by Ohio NORML:

Lucas County

Sensible Lucas County



East Central Decrim 








Ohio NORML and the local chapters have decided to devote their energy to helping with the Decrim Ohio Project. This is a great way for all of us to unite and get focused on a direction we can obtain.

 Contact NW Ohio NORML for help if interested in starting one in your city or town:  567-694-6975





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