Signing petition in Toledo

toledo.jpgLooking to sign our petition to legalize medical marijuana and industrial hemp? If you're in Toledo you can now stop by:

632 Main St (East Side)
Toledo, OH  43605




Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
June 28, 29, & 30
The festival is held in Goodale Park, near downtown Columbus, Ohio.
For more information on the festival please visit


Portage County Meeting

portage.jpgMark you calendar Portage County. We will be at the Kent Free Library on July 1st at 7:00 to get you set up to help reform Ohio. See you there. Surrounding county patriots are welcome.


Looking for Comfest help!

comfest.jpgHey all you activists and friends, we are having an informal meeting the entire weekend June 28 -30th at the Community Festival in Columbus. We will be sporting two dynamic booths and petition wagons this year and would love to meet you. So not only do you get to meet and mingle, hang out, listen to great music, enjoy the wonderful environment, but you also get to collect signatures! Many have been clamoring to get tapped in so this event provides yet another opportunity to do so, with this being one of the more fun signature and networking places without a doubt. The only thing better would be if every day were the Comfest way. You all will see what we mean when you get there. Comfest is an all volunteer run, party with a purpose, that has zero corporate sponsors. It is like our home base. For directions and program go to Thousands upon thousands attend and parking is a pain, so we suggest park and ride, taking the city bus from where you park. Ohio Rights Group is now scheduling folks in 3 hour shifts from start to finish all 3 days. Email Thank you everyone. Let us all meet each other! Send that email asap to make it easier for us to complete the task of scheduling and accommodate to the best of our ability. Looking forward!


Akron/Canton meet-up

june16_akronmeetup.jpgAkron/Canton area volunteers, we are meeting on the 16th of this month (a week from Sunday) at the Akron Summit Public Library at 60 South High Street in Akron starting at 2:00. We will be passing out petitions and training volunteers and organizing our path to victory. Yes, it's Father's Day but what better gift can you give your father than helping the cause of Freedom.  Hope to see you all there.

Surrounding county volunteers are welcome.


Lorain County meet-up

942px-Map_of_Ohio_highlighting_Lorain_County.svg_.pngATTENTION LORAIN COUNTY!
(surrounding county volunteers are also welcome to join us)

Come to our first official meet-up for Lorain County scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting at George's Restaurant (back room) located at 2170 North Ridge Road in Elyria (next to the U-Haul on the corner of North Ridge and Route 57). We will be passing out petitions and will begin training on signature gathering, as well as strategizing upcoming Lorain county events. Bring friends and get ready for some fun!


Sandusky Meeting

buckeye_glassworks.jpgSorry for the late notice but we are passing out petitions and conducting training at Buckeye GlassWorks in Sandusky tonight (Wednesday, June 5, 2013). If you would like to join us at 8:00 pm the address is 308 Wayne Street, Sandusky, OH 44870.

Find Buckeye GlassWorks on Facebook


Bill Maher New Rules

reefer_glaadness.jpg"Pot is the new 'gay marriage', and by that I mean it's the next obvious civil rights issue that needs to fall," says Bill Maher.

Watch New Rules


Ohio Rights Group Launches Statewide Ballot Campaign

ORG_Launch_Media_Advisory_-_5-29-13.jpgThousands of lives and businesses in Ohio will benefit from legal access to various uses of the Cannabis plant when the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment is enacted by voters. These uses and the billion-dollar industries they create will bring new opportunities and new jobs to Ohioans from Cleveland to Cincinnati and Bridgeport to New Paris. The ill will have to access a safe alternative to alleviate their suffering. Certification of this proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution by the Ohio Attorney General and Ohio Ballot Board permits the Ohio Rights Group to move forward with a statewide campaign to ensure that every Ohio voter hears this message.

Press conference to launch the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment

Robert Hagan (D-Youngstown), Ohio Representative
John Pardee, President, Ohio Rights Group
Simon Dunkle, Media Relations Director, Ohio Rights Group
Angelica Warren, Cancer survivor
DonE Wirtshafter, General Counsel to the Ohio Rights Group and co-author of the amendment
Mary Jane Borden, Secretary/Treasurer of the Ohio Rights Group and co-author of the amendment

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:15 am

WHERE: Room 114 at the Ohio Statehouse

PURPOSE: Cannabis may be one of the most popular issues of our time. Numerous polls have consistently shown support at 60% or more. Understanding urgency of taking Ohio’s sick, dying and disabled of the drug war battlefield, while opening up a new industry that leverages Ohio’s unique agricultural, manufacturing and distribution infrastructure, the Ohio Rights Group crafted and will be fielding the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment to all corners of the state in order to gather the 385,000+ signatures necessary for ballot placement. This event begins that campaign.

The Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment is sponsored by the Ohio Rights Group, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of Ohioans to make medical, therapeutic and industrial use of the Cannabis plant and supports the growing number of individuals, organizations and industries facilitating those uses.

Article 1: Bill of Rights in the Ohio Constitution: All Ohioans are, “by nature, free and independent, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and seeking and obtaining happiness and safety.”



The Ohio Ballot Board is meeting today at 3:00 to decide if our Amendment is one measure or two. I have attached the arguments of why this is one issue and our attorneys will make that argument tomorrow on your behalf Ohio. But nothing would be a stronger argument than your stories. Every day I hear the most heart wrenching stories of people losing their jobs, their benefits, even custody of their kids due to this issue. Not to mention the thousands of sick and dying who could heal, cope and even thrive if this passes. So please, call or email (or both) the state reps on the ballot board (linked) and tell them why this is so important to you and to not prolong your suffering any further. Justice delayed is justice denied. Post your results here. Thank you Ohio. United we win.ORG_Ballot_Board_-_5-22-13_(1).jpg