Ohio Ballot Board Gives Approval to Cannabis Legalization Initiative, Advocates Aim for November Ballot

Source: Weed DepotLess than a week after the state’s attorney general gave approval to an initiative to legalize cannabis, the Ohio Ballot Board has done the same, giving advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to put it to a vote of the people this November.

The proposal, filed by Legalize Marijuana and Hemp in Ohio, would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis and the private cultivation of up to eight plants. State-licensed cannabis retail outlets would be authorized to distribute the substance to anyone 21 and older. The measure is separate from a legalization initiative by ResponsibleOhio, which is also hoping to put the issue on this November’s ballot.

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Ohio Attorney General Gives Approval to Second Cannabis Legalization Initiative

Ohio’s legalizemeyoAttorney General Mike DeWine has given approval to an initiative to legalize cannabis, put forth by Legalize Marijuana and Hemp in Ohio. Once the initiative is approved by the Ohio Ballot Board, advocates will be given the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to put it to a vote this November. The proposal is separate from a legalization initiative put forth by ResponsibleOhio, which is also aiming for this November’s ballot.

Legalize Marijuana and Hemp in Ohio will now be required to collect 305,591 signatures from registered Ohio voters in half of Ohio’s 88 counties by July 1st in order to put the initiative on this year’s general election ballot.

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