Stories tagged with: marijuana

May 11, 2016 - 2:43pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

The legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio seems to be on the fast track but with some restrictions.

The Ohio house passed a proposal to legalize medical marijuana but in the vapor form.  We spoke to Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO Steve Carrel regarding this new proposal.

"This group did a pretty good job of listening to what medicine is," said Carrel. "Medicine is not smoked which is a major issue."

Under the legislation, a nine member...

April 26, 2016 - 4:49pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Investigators are looking into the possibility of a Mexican drug cartel connection to the mass shootings in Pike County. It's a group familiar to local law enforcement.

Back in 2010 the Ohio Attorney General offices says there was a group growing thousands of marijuana plants here in Muskingum and also nearby Logan County. Authorities arrested 10 illegal immigrants in what Sheriff Matt Lutz said was a "very sophisticated and elaborate operation."

"During that time...

February 23, 2016 - 11:43am
26 weeks 2 days ago
The Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol says it seized more than 45 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop. Lt. Matt Boyd says it happened Friday after troopers stopped a 2016 Audi for failing to obey a traffic control device on I-70 in Zanesville just after 10:30 a.m. Lt. Boyd says criminal indictors were observed and a Zanesville Police Department drug sniffing dog alerted troopers and a probably cause search revealed the marijuana. It has a street value of just over 281-thousand...
November 3, 2015 - 10:34pm
42 weeks 1 day ago

The Associated Press is making an official call on all three state races.

The AP is reporting that Issue One, which would create a bipartisan redistricting commission has been approved by Ohio voters.  

Issue Three, which would have legalized the sale of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use, has been rejected by voters and defeated.


The AP is now also calling the race in favor of Issue Two which prevents monopolies from being added to the...

October 13, 2015 - 10:19pm
45 weeks 22 hours ago

By Brandon Green, MMJ


An effort to legalize marijuana statewide in Ohio elicited a response from Zanesville City Council Tuesday evening.

In a six to one vote, council passed a resolution taking a position against State Issue Three, a constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana statewide. We spoke with Zanesville City Council President Dan Vincent about many of the concerns expressed by council members.

"The issue at hand is that it's poorly...

September 2, 2015 - 4:15pm
51 weeks 17 hours ago

A new study released by the University of Michigan reports that more U.S. college students are using marijuana.

The percentage of college students who reported daily marijuana use has increased heavily over the past decade. As part of the university's "Monitoring the Future" study, surveys among the nation's college students prove marijuana to be the substance of choice, surpassing tobacco for the first time in 2014. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel, said...

August 19, 2015 - 4:13am
1 year 1 week ago

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office announced they recovered a large amount of drugs executing a search warrant, Tuesday night. 

Detectives said the search took place in the 55000 block of Adams Township Road 172 around 10pm.

As a result over 80 marijuana plants were recovered along with drug trafficking paraphernalia, firearms and a large amount of cash. 

Four males were taken into custody. 

Assisting the detectives were members of the Coshocton...

August 17, 2015 - 3:03pm
1 year 1 week ago

Soon, Ohio voters will decide whether or not to legalize marijuana.  

ResponsibleOhio's proposed constitutional amendment would create ten grow sites around the state. But now, health boards around Ohio take a look into the addictive properties in marijuana, and how problems could increase if the amendment passes. 

"If you're prone to addiction you're not going to get around it if you start using," said Steve Carrel, Muskingum Behavioral Health's Executive...

August 13, 2015 - 4:45am
1 year 1 week ago
Ohio voters will have the chance to decide this fall whether marijuana should be legalized for medicinal and recreational use. The state’s elections chief says that Responsible Ohio’s legalization proposal met the state’s petition signature requirements to qualify for the November ballot. Organizers had initially fallen short of valid signatures. The proposed amendment would allow adults 21 and over to buy marijuana and establish at network of 10 authorized growing locations around the state.
June 15, 2015 - 2:57pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

ResponsibleOhio made progress this month in getting a ballot measure on the November ballot on the issue of legalizing marijuana in Ohio. 

After getting the necessary signatures, the group is waiting for verification. 

Now, as Ohio becomes one of the most recent states to push for legalization, a Nationwide Children's Hospital study looked at the number of infants and toddlers exposed to marijuana. Steve Carrel, the executive director of Muskingum Behavioral Health,...

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