Ohio state law makes 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:
|Cuyahoga Falls||49,652||4th degree|
|Grove City||35,575||4th degree|
|Broadview Heights||19,400||1st degree|
|Mount Healthy||6,098||4th degree|
|Gates Mills||2,252||1st degree|
|Summit County (a)||not available||4th degree|
|(a) covers unincorporated municipalities|