Toledo, Ohio Votes Yes To Decriminalize Marijuana by 70% Margin

by Rick Thompson
Kevin Spitler of the Toledo Hemp Center
photo caption: Kevin Spitler of the Toledo Hemp Center: photo by Rick Thompson/The Compassion Chronicles
During a city-wide vote on Tuesday September 15, 70% of Toledoans said YES to removing all criminal penalties for possession of under 200 grams of marijuana and reducing penalties for larger possession offenses.
The ordinance “eliminate fines and jail time for marijuana violations and lowers all marijuana crimes in the Toledo Municipal Code to lowest level allowed under state law… The measure would also prohibit asset forfeitures and driver’s license suspensions for marijuana violations and forbid reporting of convictions to professional licensing agencies when the the offense is prosecuted under the Toledo Municipal Code and not the Ohio Revised Code,” per a report in the Toledo Blade newspaper.
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