Stories tagged with: marijuana

June 15, 2015 - 2:57pm
2 weeks 5 days 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,...

April 21, 2015 - 4:53pm
10 weeks 5 days ago

As Ohio appears set to decide on the legality of marijuana in the near future, a recent poll done by CBS News, shows that a record high 53% of Americans feel that marijuana should be legalized.

We talked to CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel about some of the reasons he feels this attitude shift is becoming more apparent.

"I think there is a growing acceptance of pot, legalizing pot, partly because that's what people are seeing in the media and stuff, partly...

April 7, 2015 - 7:04am
12 weeks 3 days ago

Top stories for Tuesday, April 7, 2015:

Meth Lab Bust

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to Zaneville Police Chief Kennith Miller around 12:30 P.M. Monday afternoon detectives staked out a residence at 1030 State Street for Jerry Melrose Junior, who was wanted on drug charges in Perry County. Melrose faces manufacturing and possession charges.

Voting for May 5th Primary


March 10, 2015 - 5:03pm
16 weeks 5 days ago

Responsible Ohio is pushing a ballot issue to legalize marijuana in Ohio, estimating high annual consumption levels and tax revenue.

We spoke with with CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health Steve Carrel who says he expects to see the issue of marijuana legalization appear on the ballot in November. Carrel spoke of the details about the consumption we could see here in our state.

"Depending on the number and where the numbers come from. The people putting the ballot language......

February 18, 2015 - 5:29pm
19 weeks 4 days ago

Responsible Ohio, a group pushing for a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio, has now rewritten its proposal to allow people to grow a limited amount in their homes.

The revised proposal would allow people over 21 to get a license to cultivate up to four marijuana plants at home for personal use. Prior to the rewrite, the proposed amendment had called for ten grow sites across the state, making home growth illegal. This new information is sure to stir up even more...

February 18, 2015 - 12:06pm
19 weeks 4 days ago
A group pushing for a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio has rewritten its proposal to allow people to grow a limited amount in their homes. A group called Responsible Ohio is pushing to get the constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would legalize the sale of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. Bakers of the amendment plan to spend millions of dollars to get it passed. The proposed amendment had called for 10 grow sites across the state. The...
December 26, 2014 - 9:15pm
27 weeks 1 day ago

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized $80,000 worth of marijuana in Muskingum County Monday. 

Troopers stopped a 2014 Nissan Sentra on Interstate 70 near milepost 155 on December 22. The car was pulled over for following too closely and traffic control device violations. Troopers say there were criminal indicators and a Zanesville Police Department drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. Probable cause was issued for a search of the vehicle. That search revealed two...

October 14, 2014 - 3:55pm
37 weeks 5 days ago

Several arrests have been made in Perry County from three separate drug investigations.

Seven defendants have been indicted by a Perry County Grand Jury for various felony drug charges with several more indictments expected in the coming weeks. According to the Perry County Sheriff's Office, the investigation began in June of 2013 after they received information that methamphetamine was being produced at several locations in the New Lexington area.

As a result of the...

April 16, 2014 - 3:02pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Researchers at Northwestern University studied a small sample of patients ages 18 to 25 who use marijuana casually or for recreational use. All patients used the drug differently, some every day, others every month. The study found that young adults in that age group who use marijuana have "significant abnormalities" in the brain. Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO Steve Carrel said the findings are significant because the brain doesn't fully mature until about 25.


January 23, 2014 - 12:29pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

Comments from President Barak Obama sparked debate into which is worse alcohol or marijuana.

In a recent "New Yorker" article the president said he tried smoking marijuana and that he doesn't think it's more dangerous than alcohol.

The executive director of Muskingum Behavioral health said the substances can't really be compared.

"The marijuana that he may have experienced back in the day isn't the same marijuana today," said Executive Director...

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