The Buchtelite

Pot falls short, Horrigan wins mayoral election

By Logan Lane and Sofia Syed

November 4, 2015

A day after the Nov 3. ballot, the unofficial results are in After a long and expensive path to the ballot, a legal battle over ambiguous wording, and a slew of commercials, ResponsibleOhio’s ballot initiative to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana failed to pass. According to the un...

Legalizing marijuana, redistricting, barring monopolies

By Logan Lane and Paul Clifford

October 28, 2015

On Nov. 3, voters in the state of Ohio will decide whether to legalize marijuana (Issue 3), prevent future bills from encouraging monopolies (Issue 2), and make fairer, bipartisan redistricting (Issue 1).   What is issue 3? Issue 3, or The Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative, is an...

The issue with Issue 3

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 28, 2015

Marijuana prohibition will not last, but the monopoly that issue 3 creates certainly will. Call it a monopoly, oligopoly, or cartel— the principal problem with issue 3 is that it puts 10 wealthy investors into the constitution of Ohio as the exclusive producers of commercial marijuana. What's worse is tha...

Pro-marijuana group visits UA

Pro-marijuana group visits UA

By Staff Writer

September 16, 2015

Inevitable and taboo—two words that encapsulate the marijuana reform movement across the United States. Inevitable because there is already a great deal of positive traction towards reform but taboo because there is still a stigma associated with marijuana usage. This is why Responsible Ohio, the group...