State certifies petition for medical marijuana issue

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office on Friday certified the petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution regarding the legalization of medical marijuana.

On March 15, a petition was received from the group Ohioans for Medical Marijuana. The submission has been certified as containing the necessary 1,000 valid signatures from registered Ohio voters.

Once the summary language and initial signatures are certified, the Ohio Ballot Board must determine if the amendment contains a single or multiple issues. Petitioners must then collect signatures for each issue from registered voters in each of 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, equal to 5 percent of the total vote cast in the county for the office of governor at the last gubernatorial election, Mr. DeWine’s office said.

Total signatures collected statewide must also equal 10 percent of the total vote cast for the office of governor at the last gubernatorial election, Mr. DeWine’s office said.

“We’re pleased with the attorney general’s determination and appreciate his guidance during this process,” said Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project, which is supporting the initiative.
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