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Marijuana Law: Ohio and Federal: Ohio Criminal Laws

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New Legislation

Senate Bill 288  adds language specifying that arrest or conviction for marijuana possession does not constitute a criminal record and need not be reported by the person so arrested or convicted in response to any inquiries about the person’s criminal record, including any inquiries contained in an application for employment, license, or other right or privilege, or made in connection with the person’s appearance as a witness; Repeals a provision that authorizes a court to suspend for not more than five years the driver’s or commercial driver’s license or permit of an offender convicted of committing the offense (but retains the provision requiring a suspension of the offender’s license if the offender was convicted of an OVI offense arising out of the same set of circumstances as the marihuana drug paraphernalia offense);

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