Ohioans for Medical Marijuana suspends campaign for 2016 ballot issue

The Ohio state legislature passed a medical marijuana law on Wednesday. It now awaits the governor’s approval.

“It had become increasingly clear following the state legislature’s passage of a medical marijuana law on Wednesday that our ballot issue campaign had arrived at a critical juncture,” the group said in a press release.

Ohioans for Medical Marijuana cited fundraising difficulties and certain provisions in HB 523 — the legislature’s medical marijuana bill — as reasons to suspend the campaign.

With several hundred thousand signatures collected thus far, one option for our movement would have been to continue to pour our resources into obtaining the additional signatures needed to put the issue before voters.

To read more: http://www.wcpo.com/news/pot/ohioans-for-medical-marijuana-suspends-campaign-for-2016-ballot-issue

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