Who We Are and What We Stand for Matter
1. To make the medical, therapeutic and industrial use of Cannabis legal in the state of Ohio.
2. To establish strong values and a vision-driven organization that will be instrumental to the process of making medical, therapeutic and industrial Cannabis legal in the State of Ohio.
3. To launch a productive, well-regulated and vibrant industry that meets the therapeutic and industrial needs for Cannabis and exemplifies standards of best practice for years to come.
The Ohio Rights Group is group of affiliated entities with the common mission of making the medicinal and therapeutic use cannabis legal in the state of Ohio. In pursuit of our mission, we have founded or established the following:
Ohio Rights Group (ORG). Incorporated as nonprofit in the State of Ohio, the ORG a tax exempt 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. Activities include support of ballot initiatives, legislative lobbying and support or opposition of candidates for public office.
Ohio Rights Group Education Fund (ORGEF). Established for educational and charitable purposes, the ORGEF is an affiliated non profit corporation that can receive tax deductible contributions and pursue the common mission.
The Ohio Rights Group is a 501(c)(4) non-partisan, 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.
Within the State of Ohio, we envision:
That no person, who makes therapeutic use of the cannabis plant or derivatives of it, will be subject to surveillance, confrontation, arrest, prosecution, prison, jail, forfeiture or other sanctions based on such use.
That those who make therapeutic use of the cannabis plant will have numerous forms of consumption available to them that best manifest the benefits of the plant for their particular need.
That those who make therapeutic use of cannabis will have a sufficient and continual quantity to meet their therapeutic needs.
That the cannabis made available for therapeutic use will be free of contaminants and possess sufficient potency to achieve the desired therapeutic effect.
That those who make therapeutic use of cannabis have the same rights to privacy and confidentiality, and to be as free from discrimination, as any other individual or patient.
That farmers and growers of cannabis in its various forms and uses can plant, tend and harvest their crops with the same level of oversight common to other agricultural crops.
That businesses, nonprofits and other types of organizations will have the greatest degree of freedom to operate, subject to reasonable regulations, in order to provide the quantities, products and services that are sufficient and continual to meet therapeutic needs.
That the industry developed to meet therapeutic needs operates in ethical, transparent, responsible and accountable ways that embody standards of best practice.
That the governmental bodies regulating the industry will be supportive of it, and will enact and enforce rules that are fair, unbiased, logical and constructive.
Bill of Rights in the Ohio Constitution
Article 1: Bill of Rights in the Ohio Constitution reads, 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.”