Ohio Prohibition on Alcohol Limits, Amendment 1 (1922)

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The Ohio Prohibition on Alcohol Limits Amendment, also known as Amendment 1 or the Beer Amendment, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1][2]

This amendment sought to modify Article XV, Section 9-1, of the Ohio Constitution to allow for sale of beverages with less than 2.75% alcohol, allow for personal use of alcohol, and limit prohibition enforcement.[1][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 1 (1922)
Defeatedd No908,52255.82%
Yes 719,050 44.18%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:


No Beverage containing two and three-quarters, or less per cent of alcohol by weight shall be deemed an intoxicating liquor, and the manufacture and sale of such beverages for consumption in homes and places of abode shall be lawful. No beverages containing more than one-half of 1 per cent of alcohol by volume may be sold to be drank on the premises where sold.
Possession of intoxicating liquors in the home or residence of any person for his or her personal use, or the use of his or her family or his or her guests when not intended for sale or other illegal purposes, shall not be unlawful.
No search or attempt to search the person or property of any person without previously securing a search warrant shall be authorized in the enforcement of all laws pertaining to the prohibition of intoxicating liquors.[3][4]

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