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Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Attorney General says he is creating a grant program to help local law enforcement agencies test between hemp and marijuana. 

Cincinnati city attorneys say people caught with less than 100 grams of marijuana will no longer face prosecution. 

Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein says his office will no longer prosecute misdemeanor marijuana possession charges, because current tests make it difficult to determine the exact amount of THC. 

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation reducing the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. 

Columbus City Council last night hosted a public forum on legislation that would lower the penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana and related paraphernalia. 

Ohio Public Radio

Columbus City Council last night formally found a possible ballot issue directing 57 million dollars in city money toward green-energy initiatives is legally sufficient. 

Columbus City Council has scheduled a public hearing this  evening on its goal of lowering the criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. 

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Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin says he is working on a proposal to reduce the criminal penalties for marijuana possession. 

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The Ohio Ballot Board has given the green light to a group that wants to erase the records of Ohioans with marijuana convictions if pot is legalized this fall.