The Ohio Ballot Board has given approval to an initiative to legalize cannabis, giving advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures towards putting the proposal on the 2015 general election ballot. The initiative was approved last week by the state’s Secretary of State.
The initiative, put forth by ResponsibleOhio, would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older, and would establish a system of state-licensed cannabis retail outlets. These outlets would be supplied by ten cannabis production centers located throughout the state.
The group has until July 1st to collect 305,591 signatures from registered Ohio voters to put the proposal to a vote this November.