2nd Marijuana Legalization Issue Awaits OK From Ballot Board

May 14, 2015
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Another effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio is proceeding toward the ballot.

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State Certifies Language For Second Marijuana Proposal

May 8, 2015
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A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana and hemp in Ohio has cleared the first step on the path to making the ballot.

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Supporters of marijuana legalization in Ohio say they are about halfway to their goal of collecting the more than 305,000 signatures needed to get a proposal on the November ballot.

Ohio Panel OKs Marijuana Legalization Effort As Single Issue

Mar 21, 2015
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Backers of an effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio for medicinal and recreational use can now collect the thousands of signatures needed to get the proposal before voters.

The Ohio Ballot Board certified the measure as a single ballot issue on Friday.

The proposed amendment calls for adults 21 and over to be able to buy marijuana, and to grow up to four plants at home. It also proposes 10 authorized growing sites around the state. Marijuana purchased at licensed retail stores would be taxed.

Ohio AG Certifies Petition For Marijuana Legalization Issue

Mar 13, 2015
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A marijuana legalization effort in Ohio has cleared a key governmental hurdle.

Attorney General Mike DeWine on Friday certified ResponsibleOhio’s petition for the proposed amendment and cleared summary petition language as fair and truthful. The measure goes next to the Ohio Ballot Board.

ResponsibleOhio foresees getting the amendment before voters this year or next. It would legalize the sale of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use and create authorized growing sites across the state.

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