Group plans medical pot ballot issue

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 6, 2016

COLUMBUS (AP) — Another group has announced it’s working to get a measure to legalize medical marijuana on the Ohio ballot. reports that Grassroots Ohio said Thursday it will submit proposed ballot language to the state attorney general in the next week. The group’s one-page constitutional amendment calls for Ohio to tax and regulate medical marijuana and allows those 21 and older to use it with a doctor’s permission. A spokeswoman says the group is allowing for the possibility that the Ohio Legislature, which is examining the issue, will legalize medical marijuana.

The Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project on Tuesday announced it will send a detailed ballot initiative to the state that it wants on the November ballot. Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

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