Ohio state law makesĀ marijuana possession of up to 100 grams a “minor misdemeanor.”

“Minor misdemeanors,” like traffic tickets, do not create criminal records.

“Numbered misdemeanors” create criminal records — “criminalizing” marijuana possession. This damages a person’s ability to get employment, join the military, receive professional licenses and qualify for student financial aid.

Municipalities that need to decriminalize:

Marijuana Possession
City Population Misdemeanor Level
Canton 73,007 4th degree
Youngstown 66,982 1st degree
Hamilton 62,477 1st degree
Cuyahoga Falls 49,652 4th degree
Euclid 48,920 1st degree
Mansfield 47,821 1st degree
Newark 47,573 3rd degree
Mentor 47,159 4th degree
Grove City 35,575 4th degree
Fairborn 32,352 1st degree
Medina 26,678 1st degree
Barberton 26,550 4th degree
Zanesville 25,487 3rd degree
Solon 23,348 4th degree
Wadsworth 21,567 1st degree
Sidney 21,229 1st degree
Piqua 20,522 4th degree
Ashland 20,362 4th degree
Oregon 20,291 4th degree
Broadview Heights 19,400 1st degree
Niles 19,266 1st degree
Norwood 19,207 4th degree
Sylvania 18,965 4th degree
Lyndhurst 14,001 4th degree
Brecksville 13,656 3rd degree
Struthers 10,713 1st degree
Galion 10,512 1st degree
Heath 10,310 3rd degree
Canfield 7,515 4th degree
Mentor-on-the-Lake 7,443 4th degree
Wauseon 7,332 4th degree
Independence 7,133 4th degree
Ontario 6,225 1st degree
Mount Healthy 6,098 4th degree
Uhrichsville 5,413 1st degree
Northwood 5,265 4th degree
Crestline 4,501 3rd degree
Lisbon 2,768 1st degree
Gates Mills 2,252 1st degree
Woodmere 874 1st degree
Summit County (a) not available 4th degree
(a) covers unincorporated municipalities
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