Ohio: Advocates Begin Collecting Signatures on Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

ResponsibleOhio announced today that they’ve starting collecting signatures on their petition to legalize cannabis.
ResponsibleOhio, a group attempting to put an initiative to legalize cannabis on this year’s general election ballot, has officially starting collecting signatures for their proposal.

The group is required to submit 305,591 signatures from registered voters by July 1st, with the signatures gathered from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties; in each of the counties the total gathered must amount to 5% of the 2014 gubernatorial vote.

ResponsibleOhio’s initiative, which received approval Friday by Ohio’s Ballot Board, would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older, while establishing a system of state-licensed cannabis retail outlets which will be supplied by ten cannabis production centers located throughout the state.

If advocates are successful in collecting the proper amount of signatures by July 1st, the initiative will be put to a vote this November.


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